> [...] corrupted every 60 minutes or so on the Open Source r600 graphics drivers [...] because of a silly bug, was forced to purchase Win7 [...] reacting to Linux as a whole when running into frequent corruption on common graphics hardware. It _is_ hurting the project.
I'm confused. I can appreciate some of the sentiment, but why are you insisting on using the open source drivers instead of the closed binary ones like you'd get on Windows, or spending the money on hardware that explicitly does support Linux rather than giving it to Microsoft? (ATI/AMD's support is a "work in progress" AIUI.)