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Originally Posted by alancooney 20,000 linux costomers is worth more to ATI that 60,000 windows one. Do you really believe this? I'm not sure I do. I don't think that ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by alancooney
    20,000 linux costomers is worth more to ATI that 60,000 windows one.
    Do you really believe this? I'm not sure I do.

    I don't think that many linux users are buying brand new hardware to run on linux boxes, instead using older or second hand hardware that has much better support from the linux community, sometimes even kernel suport.

    This is true because if you use your computer enough you will reallise that Microstoft is ripping you off.
    Can you explain what you mean? If you bought an OEM license of Windows XP Home or Pro, especially bundled with a new PC, you are barely paying anything for the software.

    Therefore I predict that a Linux user will buy, on average, at least 3 times as many graphics cards as windows users
    I think its the opposite. Why would I buy more video cards for a platform that has a fraction of the games that Windows does?

    ATI therfore should give us these needed drivers to satisfy a huge potential market.
    I agree with you, but for a much simpler reason: They've committed to releasing linux drivers, they should damn well do it right, or not at all.

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    * topic splitted to http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-34960.html *
    (since I think we'll end up way off topic the ATI Petition on this one )
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    signed. current count, 21492

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    Signed. I really want drivers for my All In Wonder 9800pro.

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    ATI needs drivers for 3d accrelation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    ATI needs drivers for 3d accrelation
    I agree

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    with the new drivers that came out for XOrg are the drivers still difficult to install and use?
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    *signs petition

    ah ****, just got black ink all over my screen
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    Does ATI have support for 3D Accerelation drivers yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    Does ATI have support for 3D Accerelation drivers yet
    Yes the do have drivers, but they are not very good, and they are very hard to install.
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