Less than a year ago we shared with you the revolutionary
steps AMD was taking to deliver significant improvements to their once
infamous proprietary Linux display driver and at the same time the work
they were doing to foster the growth of an open-source driver for their
latest graphics card families. These steps have certainly paid off for
both AMD and the Linux community at large. AMD's proprietary driver is
now on par with NVIDIA's Linux driver and there are two open-source ATI
drivers picking up new features and improvements on an almost daily
basis. AMD also continues to publish new programming guides and register
information on a routine basis for their latest and greatest hardware.
This has been truly phenomenal to see, but AMD has now evolved their
Linux support by taking it a large step further. AMD is in the process
of pushing new high-end features into their Linux driver -- such as
Multi-GPU CrossFire support -- and with the ATI Radeon HD 4850 they have
even begun showing off Tux, the Linux mascot, on their product packaging
and providing Linux drivers on their product CDs!