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AMD Catalyst 8.6 Linux Driver

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| In AMD's usual fashion, this afternoon they have announced the release of new
| display drivers for both Linux and Windows. The Catalyst 8.6 release for
| Linux introduces a few bug fixes, version 2.0 of their driver installation
| API, and a few unannounced features are present. As always, we have the
| run-down for you on this month's changes.
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...alyst_86&num=1

Big news from AMD (ATI) coming soon. It's looking very bright for the Free
desktop as the future.


Recent:

Nvidia CEO details his beef with Intel

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| Huang has spoken forthrightly in the last few months about Intel. The obvious
| question is why.
|
| "People thought that I had lost some of my patience with Intel recently. The
| fact of the matter is that they're out spouting things that are just not
| true. And I was just correcting that," he said.
|
| "Intel is a big, powerful company," I noted to Huang. "And there aren't many
| people like you in the industry, who are so blunt about Intel."
|
| His reaction: "Because they are Intel. Because they are a monopoly. Because
| they are a market-dominant player. They ought to be held to a higher
| standard. They shouldn't be able to say that other peoples' businesses are
| going to die."
|
| Huang, here, is referring to a statement by an Intel executive who recently
| said current graphics technology (sometimes referred to generally as
| rasterization) will be replaced by another kind of graphics technology
| (sometimes referred to as ray tracing), on which Intel is working.
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http://www.cnet.com/8301-13924_1-993...=2547-1_3-0-20


AMD cries foul over Intel's 'river of cash' flowing to Dell

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| AMD's charges against Intel center on what we're calling Brokeback Syndrome.
| Intel's lucrative pricing, co-marketing and financial incentives, we're told,
| made it near impossible for customers to quit the chip vendor. Intel unfairly
| coerced server and PC makers into having Intel-only stances and into pulling
| back on AMD-based product plans, AMD alleges.
|
| [...]
|
| Most of the juicy documents in the case are heavily redacted. We know AMD's
| claims cover Intel's relationships with companies such as HP, IBM, Dell,
| Acer, Gateway, Supermicro and others. But we really don't have much in the
| way of evidence - e-mails, interviews and the like - to back up the claims of
| improper relationships.
|
| [...]
|
| "The evidence also supports AMD's claim that Intel paid IBM to delay and then
| to refrain from branding or marketing its AMD blade server."
|
| Later, AMD goes on the charge about Dell. It describes Intel's position that
| Dell's Intel-only stance had nothing to do with discounts as "nonsense" and
| then claims that a "river of cash" flowed to Dell from Intel.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05...esponse_intel/
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