If, like me, the reads happens to use Linux, and own an ATi graphics card, then surely you need not be lectured on how much said drivers suck. In my case, I own a Radeon 9600, and whilst in Winblows it works reasonably good, in Linux it just sucks big time. For instance when I tried to play Unreal 2004, it always crashed under 30 seconds! [note 1: by “crash” I mean I had to hard reboot the machine; note 2: in the few seconds the game lasted, it work rather smoothly, i.e. the graphics hardware was working fine]
Well, now it appears that ATi is going to open source some of their drivers. Let’s hope this inspire some major changes in what Linux drivers are concerned.