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A Look At Linux Hardware/Software Trends Over The Past Seven Years

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  • Templar82
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    I'm most surprised that xfce is still nearly at its highest point, I 'assumed' that it would have been declining for several years in favor of more 'feature rich' DE's.
    Note: I know xfce still has its place and I do use it myself on an older machine.

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  • sabriah
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    The anomaly in 2012 appears due to a large PTS user(s) deploying a cluster of thousands of systems with PTS and having made their statistics available at that time online, which distorted the overall figures that year
    The reason to that is that you have used the average, i.e. the arithmetic mean.

    In my view you should republish the article, but then only use robust statistics like percentiles; the median is the 50 % percentile, P50 and possibly the best here.

    Popular choices include P01, P10, P25, P50, P75, P90, P99 together with the Min and Max if tabulated.

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  • Zoll
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    So if anything, these statistics seem to imply the rather obvious: Most users will stick to whatever their distros ship with. Specifically, whatever Ubuntu ships. If Ubuntu decided to adopt XFCE, it will rise to 60% of the market share within a year.

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  • Luke_Wolf
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    Michael out of curiosity, is your own heavy daily usage included in the data?

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  • dungeon
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    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
    Michael

    Now AMD is saying AMD CPUs are vulnerable to Spectre:

    http://www.amd.com/en/corporate/speculative-execution
    These are just more details what goes on, but roughly same story it is not affected by Meltdown, but by Spectre it is.

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  • M@GOid
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    Michael

    Now AMD is saying AMD CPUs are vulnerable to Spectre:

    http://www.amd.com/en/corporate/speculative-execution

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  • dungeon
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    @pinguinpc

    Just look at steam survey, where already just first 4 cards represents majority:

    Code:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060   14.61%
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 13.27%
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960    12.99%
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 10.62%
    Summa summarum 51.59% . So there is trend that PC gaming majority picks up green $139 to $199 cards

    Otherwise they pick PS4 or XBONE and that is about it

    I mean, these cards are even somewhat in range of GPUs found in these consoles really as AAA gaming is mostly leaded by these.

    So long story shortest if someone wanna short story about gaming majority, otherwise continue with minorities.
    Last edited by dungeon; 12 January 2018, 09:10 AM.

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  • Michael
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    dungeon

    Originally posted by pinguinpc View Post
    Michael

    Good article but lack of videocards

    I didn't include them for now since for generating vendor statistics, will need to do a bit more work... Only in ~2013 did I add AIB vendor reporting to complement the AMD/NVIDIA string reporting. So some years (or for those running outdated PTS clients) there is just AMD/NVIDIA reported while for others then there is MSI/ASUS/Gigabyte/etc. Basically just need to write a custom handler for dealing with the GPU data and haven't had the time to do that yet so will probably be in its own article in a few days.

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  • dungeon
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    Originally posted by pinguinpc View Post
    Michael

    Good article but lack of videocards

    I guess, that would be heavely influenced by Michael's own benchmarking of these

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  • pinguinpc
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    Michael

    Good article but lack of videocards

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