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I remember the first video card I bought was an ATI card and I had all kinds of trouble with it and when I tried to contact support about it I had the worst support I have ever had.
It was a $200 video card so I was very upset that it did not work correctly and I could not even return it.
I ended up throwing it away. I then got a nvidia card that was less money and worked a lot better and I told my self I would never go back to ATI.
I remember when I first found out AMD bought out ATI and was a bit upset about that and almost stopped using AMD but I do not like intel.
Also recently I have been having trouble with one of my new nvidia cards I got for my gaming machine and been having problems with it for a while.
So I thought I would try out a ATI card thinking that maybe AMD made them better to my surprise they are 1000 of times better then they were and 10 times better then the nvidia card I was trying.
I was very happy and think I will make a full switch to ATI/amd.

Besides Lenovo's unexpected distro poll, one other item drawing the attention of many Linux web sites during the past week was growing speculation about AMD open sourcing its ATI video drivers. While licensing and some other thorny issues have yet to be ironed out, many Linux users and developers were excited by the news. Ubuntu's Jonathan Carter: "This is real big news, considering that, if you ask most Linux enthusiasts what the biggest problems in GNU/Linux distributions are, it normally comes down to the few extra proprietary software that people have to install, which are usually Java, Flash, drivers and binary firmware blobs." Among them, the video card is probably the biggest issue, since it's unreasonable to expect computer users to be satisfied with a very basic driver powering an advanced video card costing hundreds of dollars. Now, the question is: does this mean that the next video card you'll buy will be an ATI, rather than an NVIDIA? As for me, I'd answer this question with a most definite YES!

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I use all from the beginning mostlye amd and ati stuff.... and happy tru now. My new laptop with vista use also the amd proccessor... :)
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Yep They are good now from what I can tell. I have always liked AMD though as it is better then intel in my opinion.

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yes thats correct... I had some times a intel but crashed to many times. :)
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