1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

2009 Linux Graphics Survey Results

Michael Larabel

Published on 7 December 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 4 of 5 - 15 Comments

While single display configurations may be most common among users, when it comes to those running multiple displays the most common method of setting up that display configuration was through using the Resize and Rotate (RandR) extension via either the xrandr utility or one of the graphical utilities that calls the RandR extension. The second most common way of configuring multiple displays was some other method -- namely NVIDIA's TwinView or ATI's BigDesktop, while using the Xinerama extension was the last common.

A new question for the survey this year was looking at the desktop resolution of the respondents. A pixel count of 1280 x 1024 or greater, but less than 1600 x 1200 was most popular, but a pixel count between 1600 x 1200 and less than 2560 x 1600 was the second most popular. Resolutions between 1280 x 1024 to 2560 x 1600 accounted for 75% of those participating in this survey, while resolutions less than 1280 x 1024 accounted for 20% and the remaining five percent were using 2560 x 1600 displays or greater.

Our next question shows 65% of the participating Linux users are using some sort of compositing window manager to provide "desktop effects" on their system. Of the total count, 37% of people are using Compiz, 22% are using KWin, and the others using a compositing window manager are using something else.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Acer B286HK: A 28-inch UHD LED 4K Monitor For As Low As $350
  2. Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 & E5-2687W v3 Compared To The Core i7 5960X On Linux
  3. Intel 120GB 530 Series SSD Linux Performance
  4. Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Mesa Git Yields Performance Improvements For Newer AMD GPUs
  2. Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance
  3. Mesa 10.5-devel Brings Some Intel Haswell HD Graphics Changes Over Mesa 10.3
  4. NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel
Latest Linux News
  1. Devuan: Debian Without Systemd
  2. Wine 1.7.32 Updates Its Mono Engine
  3. Mesa 10.4 Release Candidate 3 Is Here For Weekend Testing
  4. GenodeOS 14.11 Now Supports Intel's Wireless Hardware
  5. Jolla Tablet Could Have Upgrades For MicroSDHC, Split Screen, 3.5G
  6. Intel Has Last Round Of DRM Changes For Linux 3.19, Starts Dropping DRI1/UMS
  7. Fedora 21 Release Candidate 1 Awaits Your Testing
  8. GCC 5 Adds Support For ARM's Cortex-A17
  9. KWayland Server Component Coming For KDE Plasma 5.2
  10. NVIDIA Posts Tegra Gallium3D Patch For K1+ Support
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Aliens vs predator for Linux
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Hurrican SDL Port
  4. Roadmap to Catalyst 14.10 ?
  5. how to configure module phoromatic ?
  6. PulseAudio 6.0 Is Coming & Other Linux Audio Plans For The Future
  7. Debian Developer Resigns From The Systemd Maintainership Team
  8. Cant get working Kaveri APU - A10-7850k