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2011 Linux Graphics Survey Results

Michael Larabel

Published on 29 October 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
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Compositing window managers, of course, are very widespread in 2011.

There is a variety of concerns when it comes to Linux video drivers. Stability is key along with the aforementioned OpenGL performance and video acceleration interests.

Most taking this survey are Linux desktop users playing back videos and/or gaming.

Most respondents classify themselves as mainstream users.

You can compare the 2011 results to our graphics survey results from 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007. There is also the 2011 GNOME User Survey to participate in right now.

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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