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Dell knows it won't happen overnight, but along side wanting to ship audio/video codecs, Intel Wireless 80.211N support for Linux, Broadcom Wireless for Linux, and being able to ship notebooks and desktops with Compiz Fusion enabled, Dell would like to see improved ATI Linux drivers. At Ubuntu Live 2007, Amit Bhutani had a session on Ubuntu Linux for Dell Consumer Systems, where he had shared a slide with Dell's "area of investigation", which Amit had said is essentially their Linux road-map. Amit had also stated that the NVIDIA 2D and 3D video drivers were "challenges in platform enablement". Dell wants to offer ATI Linux systems, but first the driver must be improved for the Linux platform (not necessarily open-source, but improved). Dell currently ships desktop Linux systems with Intel using their open-source drivers as well as NVIDIA graphics processors under Linux. Amit had went on to add that new Dell product offerings and availability in other countries will come later this summer.

with dell pressuring AMD/ATI we might see some drivers for ATI cards
http://www.phoronix.com/?page=news_item&px=NTkxOA
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This is good news, ATI's linux drivers are getting better though so this is just great


Please provide a source link too.
 

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Dell does something good?!

Ahh, the world is ending.. Why can't Dell get a coding team together and develop some drivers?
 

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Why should Dell pay their own people to make drivers when they can just threaten to stop business with ATI unless they do (not what the article said but kind of implies it in the future). Plus, as many of you hate Dell so much, would you really want them making your drivers?
 

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Because all Dell can do is reverse-engineer ATI's drivers, as ATI refuses to share the source code for their drivers.
 

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Once they get official x1950 drivers... then I'll be happy.
 

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Originally Posted by Jacko87
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Why should Dell pay their own people to make drivers when they can just threaten to stop business with ATI unless they do (not what the article said but kind of implies it in the future). Plus, as many of you hate Dell so much, would you really want them making your drivers?

We don't hate dell..

Dell makes some good speakers, monitors, that Dell DJ thing wasn't bad.. (Even though most of their things are OEM made and they branded) they have some decent stuff like mice and keyboards.

Their PCs just are overpriced
 
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