[oclug] Poor graphics card support for linux
dan at hld.ca
Thu Aug 22 23:21:37 EDT 2002
I've emailed ATI before and they don't respond. I wouldn't waste your
time too much. I agree with what Milan said, vote with your walet.
Eventually they'll get the picture that nvidia is making a good buck off
of linux users.
Nvidia is excellently supported on linux btw. Best commercially
supported linux hardware I've seen yet.
On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 11:17:31PM -0400, Brett Delmage wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > Personally, I will never buy ATI products, simply because of this. I
> > don't mean today either, I mean forever, basically.
> Well, email ATI marketing. Maybe even someone senior; you can often find a
> name/contact on company news releases, usually on the website. Send them a
> message, YOUR message as posted to OCLUG, and let them know you are giving
> them bad PR. Heck -- ask for a public response for the OCLUG group. You
> can tell them that you have convinced at least one former customer (me, I
> have a number of ATI cards because I like to shop 'at home' when possible)
> NOT to do future business with them for their poor linux support.
> (Ironically the past week, I have been digging out info to complain to
> Matrox about THEIR wishy-washy support for linux).
> > > So again, be sore at ATI, not linux, for restricting access to devel
> > information, and not actively helping. Support companies like Nvidia and
> > Matrox that support linux.
> Matrox ? I'm not totoally convinced at this time, although I will agree
> that they have done some past support. See their linux discussion board
> for various complaint histories.
> Whatever. But LET THEM KNOW.
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