Merely eight hours ago we launched our 2009 Linux Graphics Survey
to collect some data about the popular graphics drivers and hardware being used by our Linux readers along with other metrics such as the common ways one goes about installing their driver, what X server is being used, etc. The results of this survey are interesting in their own right, but they also help developers better understand what their users are most interested in with regard to the Linux graphics stack / X.Org and provide other statistics. This is our third time running this survey after successful runs in 2007
, but for 2009 it's looking like we will have a record number of survey responses.
As of right now we just crossed 2,100 responses in the eight hours that this year's survey has been active. If this pace kept up, we could see well over 100,000 responses this year -- in comparison to over just 20,000 last year. Being conservative though, I think this year we will reach at least 50,000 results before the graphics survey ends at the end of November. This generated data should be especially interesting, which will be published on Phoronix in early December.
If you haven't already, take our 2009 Linux Graphics Survey