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    Phoronix: Intel's Linux Driver Continues To Be Most Popular

    Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver continues to be the most popular GPU driver on the Linux desktop...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIwNjU

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    Conclusion seems obvious. The development of opensource driver is most beneficial for those competing in the opensource market. On the other hand it makes one wonder is Intel so good on desktop or is it just that everyone gave up on Linux gaming and noone needs more advanced hardware designs from Nvidia or AMD and is just happy with regular desktop use and video playback for which Intel seems best choice atm.

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    • #3
      if we sum users of fglrx+radeon , it seems that AMD has the same market share as Nvidia.
      Originally posted by ryszardzonk View Post
      Conclusion seems obvious. The development of opensource driver is most beneficial for those competing in the opensource market. On the other hand it makes one wonder is Intel so good on desktop or is it just that everyone gave up on Linux gaming and noone needs more advanced hardware designs from Nvidia or AMD and is just happy with regular desktop use and video playback for which Intel seems best choice atm.
      Your assumption is completely wrong: most pc's are not used for gaming.
      In most cases, a discrete card is not needed.
      The same (even more) happen in Windows's world.
      And this, without taking into account that for instance, most laptops (on which Intel has the 90% of the market share) are shipped without discrete card, and there's nothing you can do about it.
      Last edited by sonnet; 10-14-2012, 05:18 AM.

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      • #4
        to be honest I think once Steam comes and we see more powerful games on Linux people will flock to the more powerful GPU's and that won't be intel just like its not intel on the windows bases systems.

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        • #5
          no wonder it's hard to read the article.
          600x400 images, with tiny fonts(inside the images) and if you try to view the image you get that huge logo along with a blury image if you try to zoom.
          Don't be afraid, nobody steals information from amateurs.

          in real life only weak pcs run linux, because the good ones have proper drivers only on windows.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Yorgos View Post
            in real life only weak pcs run linux
            In real life only ignorants think that. There are lots of users on these forums with all the latest hardware out there running some sort of linux distro.

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            • #7
              And most usable I might add being an open source driver and still stable, usable for video acceleration and satisfying basic 3D acceleration needs.

              Nowadays integrated solutions can even cover basic GPGPU needs including video encoding.

              And this is plenty for the average users as we can establish that the Linux distributions are not gaming platforms.

              For me the low thermal footprint and energy consumption is more important than performance.

              For OpenGL and GPGPU programming I rather use a workstation with Microsoft Windows.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Yorgos View Post
                in real life only weak pcs run linux, because the good ones have proper drivers only on windows.
                Not just, and not just personal computers running Linux.

                But for graphics workstations and video game software Microsoft Windows is a better choice, or the only choice.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Vorzard View Post
                  Not just, and not just personal computers running Linux.

                  But for graphics workstations and video game software Microsoft Windows is a better choice, or the only choice.
                  Might be a good point if the numbers agreed, but actually in the Windows world Intel has an even bigger share of the market. Overall in 2011 Intel had 60.4% of the market: (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395619,00.asp). Since they have less than that on Ubuntu (though just barely now), we can deduce that people are more likely to run Linux when they're using a discrete NVIDIA card.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by devius View Post
                    There are lots of users on these forums with all the latest hardware out there running some sort of linux distro.
                    barely. And without gaming, what really pushes for consumers to purchase better hardware and continue to drive the PC market? It surely can't be twitter and facebook.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sonnet View Post
                      if we sum users of fglrx+radeon , it seems that AMD has the same market share as Nvidia.

                      Your assumption is completely wrong: most pc's are not used for gaming.
                      In most cases, a discrete card is not needed.
                      The same (even more) happen in Windows's world.
                      And this, without taking into account that for instance, most laptops (on which Intel has the 90% of the market share) are shipped without discrete card, and there's nothing you can do about it.
                      You didn't get my point at all. First of all i didn't assume anything just stated that IMHO acticle implied rise in the Intel chipset use among linux users which happen because it just has best driver
                      However I proposed it could happen from number of other reasons and gave example that people do not use Linux for gaming (I could be wrong) in the numbers as before.
                      It is more likely than your theory that many computers are used for different purposes or are laptops which may not have discrete cards. You forget there that plain desktop uses where present and Intel has been dominant in laptop market for ages. Not only that but Phoronix / Openbenchamrking Users/ Readers are here to get most out of their PC therefore use it for more then just writtting e-mails but in many cases are gamers /video encoders/video watchers/etc. whom need best card for their purposes and it is possible they could ven move away from Linux ergo are not benchmarking their machines in Openbenchamrking

                      Still I wish I am wrong

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                      • #12
                        KDEs market share compared to Unity is low cause no distro that has marketing and glory in the media like Ubunto ships KDE by default.
                        If there will be a distrubtion that does this, there will be much more users.

                        And what thought was "why no Arch in distro statistics".

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Thaodan View Post
                          KDEs market share compared to Unity is low cause no distro that has marketing and glory in the media like Ubunto ships KDE by default..
                          No. KDEs marketshare is low because KDE is crapware. Always has been always wil be. A few very vocal exnokians cant change that. They sure do can flame other desktops but they will eventual find better ways to spend their time. Like getting job at Jolla and redo what Nokia failed: A well patented close source phone.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by devius View Post
                            In real life only ignorants think that. There are lots of users on these forums with all the latest hardware out there running some sort of linux distro.
                            even in this site, you get benchmark tests on crap low-end gpus and you talk about ignorants?
                            say that to a guy who spent 500$ on a gpu and don't compare that guy with the one that have a 7660 or a 7770.
                            my 500$ gpu(4870 x2) likes windows, because it got screwd driver-wise(no support). my next high-end card is going to run on windows only.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Thaodan View Post
                              KDEs market share compared to Unity is low cause no distro that has marketing and glory in the media like Ubunto ships KDE by default.
                              If there will be a distrubtion that does this, there will be much more users.

                              And what thought was "why no Arch in distro statistics".
                              I remembered back in the debian sid days when kde 4 arrived. everyone was exited, we were all stunned by the de.
                              now everybody is just "meh" and uses xfce, gnome, lxde.

                              in kde 4 they have bugs that are 3 years old no wonder why too few people uses it.

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