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2009 Linux Graphics Survey Results

Michael Larabel

Published on 7 December 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
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The next question focused upon the key graphics interests or concerns of users, and there were plenty of choices. The most prominent interest/concern was with the driver's 3D performance followed by stability, then 2D performance, and then licensing / open-source nature of the driver. The least interest/concern was multi-GPU rendering.

Our second to the last question asked what kind of tasks they engaged in on their Linux systems whether it be gaming, data visualization, visual desktop effects, or GPU computing. Video playback was by far the most popular followed by visual desktop effects and then gaming in third.

Ending out our 2009 Linux Graphics Survey results, a far majority of the users that responded to this survey classified themselves as being a mainstream user while 17% classified themselves as an enthusiast gamer, 15% as being a professional 2D user, and then 7% as being a professional 3D user.

Well, that is it for our 2009 Linux Graphics Survey. Thanks to all of those that participated and we will be back in 2010 with another survey. You can look back on the 2008 results if you wish to compare the numbers even more. These results can be discussed 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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