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Yeah, I know closed-source drivers are not free software, but you probably have an Intel-based computer and that's why you can comfortably make/take that stance. Users of newer AMD hardware need this driver, usually for the best performance and often for any performance at all. And while I can understand Fedora itself not offering proprietary video drivers of any kind, the fact that the RPM Fusion community is OK offering an Nvidia driver but not one for AMD is just plain wrong.
Yeah, I know closed-source drivers are not free software, but you probably have an Intel-based computer and that's why you can comfortably make/take that stance. Users of newer AMD hardware need this driver, usually for the best performance and often for any performance at all. And while I can understand Fedora itself not offering proprietary video drivers of any kind, the fact that the RPM Fusion community is OK offering an Nvidia driver but not one for AMD is just plain wrong.
== My Fedora Badges (yeah, it's all about the stinkin' badges) ==
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== Contact me ==
== Contact me ==


stevenhrosenberg at gmail
stevenhrosenberg at gmail

Revision as of 22:22, 14 September 2014

My real name: Steven Rosenberg

  • I used Fedora in the 13-14 cycle and came back to Fedora 18 and continued through the 19 and 20 releases.
  • I work in digital journalism for a company that produces print newspapers as well as web sites.
  • I use Fedora both for work and at home, where I am a heavy user of multimedia.
  • Fedora's greatest strengths: 1) The community, 2) A great system for new hardware, offering new kernels throughtout the release cycle in an environment with more stability than you might expect.
  • Fedora's greatest weakness (for me anyway): It's not so much the issue itself, which is the lack of an RPM-packaged AMD Catalyst driver in the RPM Fusion repository for the entire Fedora 20 cycle and at this point presumably forever, but the fact that nobody seems to care.

Yeah, I know closed-source drivers are not free software, but you probably have an Intel-based computer and that's why you can comfortably make/take that stance. Users of newer AMD hardware need this driver, usually for the best performance and often for any performance at all. And while I can understand Fedora itself not offering proprietary video drivers of any kind, the fact that the RPM Fusion community is OK offering an Nvidia driver but not one for AMD is just plain wrong.

My Fedora Badges (yeah, it's all about the stinkin' badges)

Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Involvement Ambassador Paranoid Panda Speak Up! Let Me Introduce Myself Mugshot Junior Badger (Badger I) Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Crypto Badger Embryo Tadpole Egg Tadpole with Legs Crypto Panda Junior Editor Nuancier 21 Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Ambassadors Sponsor Blog Lobber (Planet VI) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Tagger (Tagger II) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Associate Editor Nuancier (F22) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Origin Froglet Nuancier F25 Don't Call it a Comeback Blag Dragster (Planet VII) Adult Frog

Contact me

stevenhrosenberg at gmail