Search the play store for an app called "permissions free". It can enable and disable permissions for any app on any ROM as long as you're rooted. I use it extensively.
Or buy from a company that allows you to customize every aspect of the laptop. I have an Eurocom Racer http://web.eurocom.com/EC/ec_model_config1%281,219,0%29 with Radeon HD6970M graphics. You almost can't get better non-Nvidia mobile graphics than that. Got it with no OS installed, and it runs xubuntu like a champ.
I have, and they're not acceptable.
The upcoming Star Citizen will have full support for the Rift.
They're aimed at different (yet in some areas common) consumers. The Rift is for gamers, to provide a completely artificial replacement of the surroundings (virtual reality). Think Star Trek holodecks.
But at least the revolution will be televised!
Can't wait until I get mine.
AMD has played the socket compatibility game too. Remember socket 939? Yeah.
But do YOU realize there's an even bigger conspiracy to load all cars, including yours, with an even more explosive fluid? And that it's also pumped through the engine where it causes explosions?Think about it, man, and ditch your booby-trapped car. I have a bike I could sell you.
Probably if you're on a fishing boat and the fishing season is closed for that particular critter.
I only have various incarnations of ATI/AMD video cards in my laptops and desktops. I have just installed the Steam beta on one of them, running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and the latest fglrx proprietary Radeon driver. It's horrible. The Steam window has a really bad flickering, which makes it unusable. I managed to get some games installed by creative guess-and-click to hit the right buttons, but then none of the games run; they give me some error, but I can't read the box because of the flickering.
So it looks that so far this is compatible with nvidia only. No luck for Radeon users.