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What does this mean for their Linux support? If anything I think AMD should say screw you to MS and turn around and monopolize the Linux market. It would be win win for both but alas it wouldn't happen.
ANd if they stop making drivers for windows just to make drivers for linux only. I would put my AMD card on ebay and save up a bit more and move back over to a nvidia card which would still have windows drivers support.
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ANd if they stop making drivers for windows just to make drivers for linux only. I would put my AMD card on ebay and save up a bit more and move back over to a nvidia card which would still have windows drivers support.
This. People will lose faith in AMD, if they already haven't.
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post #13 of 43
This is depressing news
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Originally Posted by QuietlyLinux View Post

And how many AMD desktops are there?
This is sad and I do feel they should put more effort into linux but I can see and understand why they did this.

Based on the most recent reports, AMD chips accounted for ~16% of PC sales. Significantly larger than the 2% Linux base.
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What does this actually mean for Linux and steam on linux
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And how many AMD desktops are there?
This is sad and I do feel they should put more effort into linux but I can see and understand why they did this.

Somewhere around 40%.
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AMD is strong in desktop processors, with 43 percent of the market

http://www.techpowerup.com/164915/AMD-Gains-CPU-Market-Share-at-Intel-s-Expense-in-Q1.html

This is from back in April, so very well could have lost some percentages points but it's still singificant and should still be in the 40% range. Where AMD gets smothered and why intel has 80% plus market share is because they dominate mobile and server compared to AMD.
Edited by fantasyalive - 11/7/12 at 3:51pm
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As gaming begins making a strong push into Linux, AMD processor support takes a step back...
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post #18 of 43
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What does this mean for their Linux support? If anything I think AMD should say screw you to MS and turn around and monopolize the Linux market. It would be win win for both but alas it wouldn't happen.

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Originally Posted by EniGma1987 View Post

As gaming begins making a strong push into Linux, AMD processor support takes a step back...

I would say a step-forward.

I believe this is all under their HSA foundation plan. Soon you will have an opensource heterogeneous solution,with much better performance and AMD/ARM APU optimizations and unilateral hardware support.
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post #19 of 43
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I would say a step-forward.
I believe this is all under their HSA foundation plan. Soon you will have an opensource heterogeneous solution,with much better performance and AMD/ARM APU optimizations and unilateral hardware support.

As long as AMD is still working to better their Linux position then I'm all for it. I'll admit to be a coward about getting their GPUs just because I'm afraid of not being able to get their drivers working in Linux. Sounds stupid but I still hear complaints about them in the Linux world. If they had as good as Nvidia's reputation (which supposedly isn't that good anymore) in the Linux driver department I would buy the 65Watt Quad Trinities I've been salivating over.
     
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They can't afford it. I know they'll make it though.
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