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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Draconx View Post
    You mean this one that shows a majority of users not using nvidia cards?

    http://smolt.fedoraproject.org/stati...ass_VIDEO.html

    It's also another self-selecting sample, apparently with an 80% detection failure rate (assuming I read the top line of that page correctly).
    No, that's not due to failure rate, that's 80% of the stats had no video devices which is not uncommon in linux land. A bunch of server farms are included in those stats which run headless (not to mention appliances and such).

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  • Draconx
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Smolts hardware database shows pretty much the same results.
    You mean this one that shows a majority of users not using nvidia cards?

    http://smolt.fedoraproject.org/stati...ass_VIDEO.html

    It's also another self-selecting sample, apparently with an 80% detection failure rate (assuming I read the top line of that page correctly).

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Draconx View Post
    I very strongly doubt that the phoronix graphics survey is a representative
    sample of GNU/Linux users. It is a poll of a self-selecting group among
    readers of a website which is titled

    "Linux Hardware Reviews, Benchmarking, & Gaming".

    It may be reasonable to claim from the survey results that nvidia GPUs are
    popular among GNU/Linux users who are also enthusiasts about hardware and
    gaming, but extending the results beyond that is rather dubious.
    Smolts hardware database shows pretty much the same results.

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  • Draconx
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    Originally posted by jmcharron View Post
    Lol do you live under a rock or something. Nvidia is
    the single most used GPU according to Phoronix Graphics Survey 07'-09' and most
    likely again this year.
    I very strongly doubt that the phoronix graphics survey is a representative
    sample of GNU/Linux users. It is a poll of a self-selecting group among
    readers of a website which is titled

    "Linux Hardware Reviews, Benchmarking, & Gaming".

    It may be reasonable to claim from the survey results that nvidia GPUs are
    popular among GNU/Linux users who are also enthusiasts about hardware and
    gaming, but extending the results beyond that is rather dubious.

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  • deanjo
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    or openGL or openCL or (insert any API that is open) ....

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    VDPAU is most DEFINITELY proprietary. They may have released an API, but they have NOT released the necessary HARDWARE PROGRAMMING DOCUMENTATION to actually implement it. As long as the secret sauce in their blob remains secret, VDPAU remains proprietary.
    So then when VA-API is used with ATI I guess that is proprietary as well by your logic.

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  • tmpdir
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    That pretty much accounts for the largest hardware combination of linux users.
    oops... missed this one. Well its now twice as clear

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  • tmpdir
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    Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
    *snip*
    So to use this under Linux, you must be one of the few, who use Linux, who have a newer Nvidia Card and use the binary Nvidia drivers. I think that makes not much sense.
    Why using Linux if you like proprietary vendor-specific solutions, I don?t get it?
    *snip*
    There are lot more reasons to use linux besides being opensource. For a lot of people and companies the opensource part is only an extra.

    If you want the use all the functions of you new videocard, nvidia is the closest thing you can get for linux.

    In this context you should be able to understand why a large amount of linux users use nvidia.

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  • jmcharron
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    Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
    So to use this under Linux, you must be one of the few, who use Linux, who have a newer Nvidia Card and use the binary Nvidia drivers. I think that makes not much sense. Why using Linux if you like proprietary vendor-specific solutions, I don?t get it?
    Lol do you live under a rock or something. Nvidia is the single most used GPU according to Phoronix Graphics Survey 07'-09' and most likely again this year.

    Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
    And again even If you would be right and there would be enough nvidia cards to programm espacily for them software under Linux, why would you wanna use Linux when you want to use proprietary vendor-lock solutions. Why not using Windows if you don?t care for that.
    Mmmm I'm going to use what ever solution performs the best for what i need it todo... open or closed...

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  • n0nsense
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    Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
    I doubt that, the most combination are shurely Netbooks or Notebooks with Intel gpus.

    And at the moment AMD sells more grafic-cards than Nvidia, I think the most Linux-users don?t buy grafic-cards only for Linux, I give you that in the past Nvidia was the best option for Linux, but the proprietary AMD drivers got much love against the ATI time, and the open ones are getting better day by day.

    So if you start today a Game or Programm that uses Physix you cannot only look at the current state you have to look into the future, and even if you ignore integrated solutions, Nvidia looses its market domination on the hole market and I think It would be strange to think that under Linux that trend will be completly ignored.

    And again even If you would be right and there would be enough nvidia cards to programm espacily for them software under Linux, why would you wanna use Linux when you want to use proprietary vendor-lock solutions. Why not using Windows if you don?t care for that.
    Dude, you are so f..n wrong.
    I don't know about "general" public, but Linux users around me usually tend to have not only more then one computer, but 6-10 cores (4+2+2+2 or any other combination) with at least 2GB per machine and of course Nvidia card for one simple reason. It does what it supposed to:
    • 3D acceleration
    • HW Video de/encoding
    • Games !!! the very few native available and much more through WINE

    And of course, it's working and not ONLY on the paper !!!
    I and most of surrounding me Linux users, using it for something like 10 or more years. It always was this way. It will stay this way for some time.
    The worst VGA experience I ever had is HD4850 barely bearable under Windows, and useless under Linux. Actually I lied ... It was useful during winter as it made enough heat to warm the space beneath the table.
    I wont mention laptop graphics.

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