AMD Releases Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver, Patches Steam Issues

Just how important has Linux become? Very. Just weeks after hearing that Steam would be launching for the world's favorite open-source desktop OS, AMD has just announced new Catalyst drivers made specifically for -- you guessed it -- Linux. The Catalyst 13.1 Proprietary Linux Graphics were just let loose into the wild, and it provides budding Linux gamers with bona fide GPU support for a huge swath of AMD Radeon graphics cards. Everything from the Radeon HD 5000 series to the Radeon E6760 embedded family is supported, as well as cards that are stuffed within all-in-one PCs, integrated GPS, and AMD Mobility GPUs.

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst Linux software suite is designed to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux suite 5.7, 5.8, 6.2 and 6.3, SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP4 and 11 SP2,
OpenSUSE 11.4 and 12.1, and Ubuntu 12.10. Known issues and further instructions are there in the via link, and you can feel free to leave a "FINALLY!" comment below if you're appreciative of getting a bit of well-deserved Linux love.
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