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ATI+Linux=Fail? still?

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Only used Fail in the title to get everyone's attention, especially people to defend ATi. I am attracted to ATi's new GPU's (been an nVIDIA user since my 9700 AIW) and I am dissuaded by my horrible experiences with ATi Linux drivers. Four years ago I had spent weeks trying to get my 9700 AIW working to no avail. I have tried most recently with Slackware, then Ubuntu, corrupting my xorg.conf many many times in an effort to use the damn thing. The drivers are crappy (for older cards).

Now

Has this changed? if so, how? any linux users with ATi? Any with Slackware (I don't like Ubuntu but if it works in one and not the other, what the heck)

NOTE: If your name is Enterprise, read the first sentence before hypocritically flaming me
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This is very recent...

AMD Makes An Evolutionary Step in Linux Support

Read that... and be one of the first to find out for yourself
    
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