What AMD's ATI acquisition means for Linux (and Macs) (Linux-Watch)
Posted Jul 25, 2006 23:39 UTC (Tue) by jeroen
In reply to: What AMD's ATI acquisition means for Linux (and Macs) (Linux-Watch)
Parent article: What AMD's ATI acquisition means for Linux (and Macs) (Linux-Watch)
The market for not so cutting edge Linux machines where you simply don't have all the trouble you get with proprietary drivers seems to be bigger. And at the moment, it's mostly the intel graphics chips which serve this market. And those chips come only with an intel CPU. So if AMD+ATI wants to compete in that market, they have to release specifications just like Intel is doing. Not only will they lose market share in the graphic chip market (even if it's only a tiny part at the moment, it might grow bigger in the next few years), but also in the CPU market.
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