AMD Linux 2008 Year in Review
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"We are focusing on their Catalyst driver efforts in
this article, which has picked up support for CrossFire, is now
capable of being overclocked with OverDrive, and AMD is now
delivering same-day Linux product support. In this article we will
recap some of the highlights from the Catalyst driver releases this
year as well as set out on a benchmarking extravaganza.
"Starting with Catalyst 8.1, this January release mostly had bug
fixes, including a fix for a nasty regression that had inhibited
non-VESA modes from working correctly. A few packaging script
improvements were also made in this release, but overall Catalyst
8.1 didn't start the year with a bang.
"Catalyst 8.2 was another non-entertaining release that was
simply made up of more fixes. However, on the installer side it did
pick-up --autopkg and --installpkg options that make the Linux
installation of the binary driver even easier."