I know many of you out there have been complaining about the quality of the proprietary ATI video driver. Today ATI officially announced that it will officially be getting its act together.

In the second half of 2007 we [ATI/AMD] plan to deliver the most significant enhancements for ATI Radeon graphics ever for Linux and reaffirm our commitment to consumer users and the community as a whole.

-Catalyst 7.9 software release in September,

-AMD will add Linux support for the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series of graphics processors.

– In addition to expanded GPU support, Catalyst 7.9 is being designed to offer a number of major performance improvements across the board with users seeing up to 90 per cent improvement in such popular titles as Doom 3 and Quake 4

-In Q4 2007, AMDs Catalyst software package for Linux will add support for Accelerated Indirect GLX (AIGLX). AIGLX is an enabling technology that allows Linux users to enjoy a rich visual 3D user interface that provides a more immersive end-user compute experience.

You can read the full release here: