In one of the most significant moves this year, AMD has committed to providing specifications for its R500 and above graphics cards. The lack of a good drive for ATI graphics cards has been a thorn in the side for desktop Linux adoptation. This may also impact other vendor’s strategy towards providing support for alternative operating systems.
MD has only talked about this and not yet acted on it. If they do indeed do as they say, my next machine will have an AMD/ATI setup in it. This is a huge change from the last two year in my mentality twards the company.