The radeon driver is overall more used than the fglrx. Since Nvidia doesn't really provide an alternative and you cannot properly use xrandr with it, this is a reason for me to buy AMD :)
It is clear that the data has been heavily manipulated to give a false impression; though not immediately obvious, I can appreciate how the "ati" and "radeon" drivers are different, despite being the same thing for different hardware generations.... but in the second chart, where ATI and AMD are separated as graphics card vendors, it is CLEAR that the objective here was to promote nvidia rather than provide an unbiased comparison of the trends. At least the WRITTEN part treats this more correctly.... but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Thanks for posting the stats. The graphs for the OS vendors a least confirm that these threads have a lot of vocal minorities :D
I still wonder what are the system logs and such are used for when they're to be uploaded?
- Crowd-sourced look at some things, e.g. motherboards with broken ASPM - http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=OTk4NQ (more in terms of this crowd-sourced look are on my roadmap for the future).
- cpuinfo files, for example are analyzed to provide data like on this CPU search page listing - http://openbenchmarking.org/s/Intel%20Core%20i5-2500K (at the bottom with the example cpuinfo, etc)
- Plus a lot of other features forthcoming, but alas still battling them on my TODO list.
Cirrus, Innotek and Matrox?
Innotek now only makes shock collars and in ground fence-less-fences for dogs, Cirrius hasn't made anything bought by more then 5 people in who knows how long and the last thing Matrox ever produced that anyone ever bought was the Triple Head which was made pretty useless by 6x Eyefinty cards. Sure there was the Parhelia, but it was slow and overpriced compared to the Quadro and FireGL cards it was competing with. Yeah, I know they apparently sold quite a few to run multi-monitor sets usually used in the financial sector if all the demos I've seen always having what appear to be several stock charts on the screens, which would explain a bit of the stupid in the financial sector...
Like I say all too often, he loves to beg for money and complain hardware companies never send him anything but he doesn't seem to be willing or able to improve the quality of his work to a point that anyone with half brain would be willing to give him anything.
And yeah I'm sure this post will be deleted by Larabel as he doesn't like direct criticism. Really wishing some other site like Ubuntu Vibes would start doing hardware reviews, they can't do much worse ad in fact are allot better at posting relevant Linux gaming news without being sensationalist or having recursive link soup.
So yeah, when I read windows site I look at http://madshrimps.be --- http://overclockers.com --- http://xtremesystems.org --- http://silentpcreview.com --- http://hardocp.com --- http://hardwaresecrets.com --- http://pcper.com --- http://guru3d.com --- http://jonnyguru.com --- http://hardwarecanucks.com and a few others. Reviews in aggregate help weed out the crap.