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ATI vs. nVidia graphics

On Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:44:57 -0500, Tom Metro wrote:
> Robert Krawitz wrote:
>> get a laptop with the specs I want (17" WUXGA with AMD graphics
>> -- not 1920x1080, and not nVidia at least until nouveau is reasonably
>> solid...
> Hasn't it been conventional wisdom to go with nVidia graphics over ATI
> for better Linux compatibility? What has changed?

radeon and radeonhd drivers work very well for me.  Not that I play
games or otherwise care to any great degree about 3D (although OpenGL
helps Hugin).

> Or is this purely about limiting yourself to 100% pure open source drivers?


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