"For Linux distribution vendors, right now is proving to be an
awkward time for them as they decide which ATI driver will ship as
the default choice in their spring distribution refresh. The
problem used to be whether to ship a binary-only driver in the
distribution in order to provide 'out of the box' support for all
available graphics hardware, but on the ATI/AMD side the software
distributors are now facing the challenge of which open-source
driver they should call the de facto standard. In this article we
are briefly looking at the matter of the xf86-video-ati vs.
xf86-video-radeonhd drivers, the highly political issue of
AtomBIOS, and what some of the popular Linux distributions are
deciding to use this spring..."