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2007 Linux Graphics Survey Results

Michael Larabel

Published on 22 November 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
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What are your key interests or concerns with Linux video drivers?
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Licensing / Open-Source: 10.57%
OpenGL Performance: 17.76%
Image Quality: 11.74%
Display-related Features: 6.30%
AIGLX Support: 9.29%
Video Playback: 12.33%
Ease of Installation / Maintenance: 11.41%
Stability: 11.93%
Suspend / Hibernate: 7.88%
Other: 0.74%

Linux users have many interests and concerns regarding Linux video drivers and the results to this question were scattered all over the board. OpenGL performance came in first with video playback in second, while all other major choices each had at least 5% or more interested.

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Which of the below tasks do you actively use on your Linux system(s)?
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Gaming: 23.23%
Data Visualization: 13.54%
Video Playback: 36.59%
Visual Desktop Effects: 24.15%
GPU Computing: 2.46%

Most users that participated in this graphics survey actively played videos on their Linux systems. Visual desktop effects had a close lead on second place over gaming.

We would like to thank everyone for taking part in our first annual Linux Graphics Survey. The results were certainly interesting and we hope that it will be of use to the Linux community. If you have any feedback or would like to propose questions for next year's survey, feel free to voice them in the Phoronix Forums.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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