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AMD Nurtures Open-Source Graphics

Sep 07, 2007, 13:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Advanced Micro Devices has become the second of the three major graphics chip companies to decide it's a good idea to cooperate with Linux programmers and users.

"On Thursday, AMD joined Intel in actively supporting development of an open-source driver, software that makes it easier for Linux to take advantage of higher-end 3D features of the ATI graphics chips. ATI already supplies proprietary graphics drivers for Linux, but that approach comes with engineering and support problems, and the company decided it's time to fund work to create an open-source option as well..."

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