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Our Linux Graphics Survey Is Off With A Bang

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Published on 31 October 2009 07:28 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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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 and 2008, 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.

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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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