"All of the Catalyst Linux driver releases this year have
been... well, boring. There have been a few bug fixes in each
release and new product support for the latest ATI/AMD GPUs, but no
major features have been introduced in several months. However,
during this time we've been telling you to get ready for an
interesting summer and that "we have reason to believe AMD does
have some Linux work under development that could make 2007 look
boring compared to this year." It was in 2007 that AMD had
introduced their brand-new driver with AIGLX support. Well, with
the release today of Catalyst 8.5 the monthly Linux driver releases
are becoming more interesting and we should have several exciting
months ahead. What does today's Linux driver bring to the table?
We'll give you the run-down in this article, but to get you started
there is now Catalyst AI, Linux 2.6.25 support, and a much improved
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