Matthew Rosewarne on 14 Sep 2008 15:14:54 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Want Video Card Recommendation

On Sunday 14 September 2008, Michael Leone wrote:
> I don't follow driver developments; has ATI opened any drivers due to
> this protest?

The real reason ATI opened up their drivers was because AMD bought them, and 
AMD wants to compete with Intel for the lucrative on-board graphics market.  
With the new wave of low-cost Linux-based devices hitting the market, it would 
be crazy to continue allowing Intel keep its overwhelming majority of the 
market share.  I'm sure it also helped (if just to a small degree) that Linux 
people, who not only buy hardware more often than most, but also advise 
others, strongly favoured Intel hardware.

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