Good news, I think(?). I like ATI card's performance more than Nvidia. However, there is one thing that I hate with ATI cards and always will: Catalyst Control Center, or CCC.
It is a system hog, slow and above all else, buggy. Tried right now to install the latest drivers in a XP machine. Took me quite a long time to get it to work. I installed it and everything went ok, apparently. Upon reboot, it crashed itself with a "mom.exe" error. After some reading, it looks like I needed to update my Net framework to 2.0. Did so. Rebooted and guess what? CCC trows another error: "Could not load file or assembly 'CLI.Implementation". I thought the installation of CCC was somewhat broken, so I did a repair on the Windows Control Panel. Didn't help. Went to google for the error and came to this page:
It worked great. However, this is more work than an average Windows user want to do. I even thought about getting the older driver instead. This is a common problem that ATI users always have had and that AMD FAILED
to fix as of yet.
I hope that the "Catalyst Control Center - Linux Edition.
" will be less buggy and useful at last, but I would not count on it. ATI and its drivers are the wrong horses to bet your money on...