Re: Driver Download and Installation ATI Proprietary Linux Driver 3.2.8 Download--for those interested
On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 02:48:15PM -0600, Harshwardhan Nagaonkar wrote:
Rob Sims wrote:
On Thursday 09 October 2003 07:16 pm, Haralambos Geortgilakis wrote:
You can get the latest "unreleased" ATI drivers at:
Cool. However, ATI has the drivers version 3.2.8 on their site, while
Schneider has 3.0.2-x version. I usually tend to go with the
manufacturer on this sort of version number difference. Is there some
reason to why the version numbers are less on schneider-digital's site?
TIA for that.
Propriatary drivers for ATI don't bug me -- I mean, if the knowledge
of how to make killer drivers was "in the general community", superfast
graphics boards would be a dime a dozen. It is qualitatively different
from netcards, hd controllers, even sound, cause it's so bleeding edge.
Oh, I am sorry if my mail seemed like I didn't like proprietary drivers
or anything. I myself use the ATI proprietary drivers since they provide
better 3d graphics speed.
Also, the point being with closed-source drivers is that even *if*
somebody could tweak the drivers to get more speed, they are not able to
since they don't have the specifications to the card and/or the source
to the original manufacturers drivers.
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