What AMD's ATI acquisition means for Linux (and Macs) (Linux-Watch)
Posted Jul 25, 2006 16:11 UTC (Tue) by vmole
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Parent article: What AMD's ATI acquisition means for Linux (and Macs) (Linux-Watch)
Yes, they do provide the CPU specific stuff. So does Intel, of course.
None-the-less, this article is mostly wishful thinking. The CPU group and the graphics group will continue to be completely different groups for a *long* time. AMD is not aquiring ATI for the graphics technology, they're acquiring them for the motherboard chipsets technology - remember, Intel makes its own chipsets, while AMD does not (well, did not). The graphics stuff is just coming along for the ride.
I'd be happy to be proved wrong, of course.
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