Re: [OxLUG] New PC for home

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Author: ael
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] New PC for home
On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 08:38:30AM +0100, Philip Armstrong wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 08:06:43PM +0100, Sam Lade wrote:
> >On graphics cards, ATI drivers are hopeless, yes. Sound card support is
> >pretty good now - Creative's current x-fi line is supported by ALSA now.
> >Haven't had wifi troubles in years.
> By all accounts they used to be hopeless, but the ones for my HD5750
> appear to be both stable and performant.
> Like NVidia, ATI moved to a single source base driver for both Windows
> and Linux a couple of years ago. I think things started to improve
> after that, but it takes a long time for old reputations to die.

I still see very many reports of problems with the ATI drivers,
especially on the wine mailing list. I was intending to consider
ATI/AMD for a new machine later this year, so I hope this is wrong.
nvidia still seems to be the *safe* choice, but the lack of (linux)
competition is worrying.