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When trying to decide which proprietary driver I want, I was always a bit confused as to whether to choose fglrx or fglrx-updates. Both appear to contain the proprietary driver, but I don't know anything more than that, or in which situations where one should be used over the other.

My next question is whether to use the fglrx driver provided from Ubuntu, or use the one from AMD's driver installer. I'm interested in a stable driver pretty much, so no 13.3 beta. AMD appears to be providing version 9.012. Ubuntu appears to be providing 9.000 judging by package name (in both fglrx and fglrx-updates). It would seem AMD's driver is more up-to-date, but is this really true, or maybe Ubuntu's version is also 9.012? Maybe there's no difference at all between 9.000 and 9.012?

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