I have a Gateway MD2614U that I have running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I know that, eventually, Ubuntu 12.04 will run out of support, but I also know that the AMD driver won't work on the newer kernels that come with Ubuntu 12.10+. Will I have to resign this laptop to a life with Windows once Ubuntu 12.04 expires to keep any semblance of performance? Or should I use the repsitory that rolls the system back to what's compatible with the AMD driver instead and just pray that I don't have any further trouble as a result?
Attached is my hardware profile, for anyone interested (ignore the bluetooth device, though).