Excellent...Nicely written, and I could not agree more.
Kind of sums it all up in a sad way....
Originally Posted by liqor_mortis
Originally Posted by Synergy6
Thats something a lot of people would like to know.
Unless there was a reputable website that can prevent multiple voting and near max participation it would be hard to gauge accurately.. Add to that the percentage that dual boot as well as new migrations like the French Parliament recently.. Also Dell's new interest in a Linux line of comps..
All you can really say honestly is that number of Linux users is growing... and with the state of ATI drivers over the past few years and the negative image acquired during the same time. It's probably shrinking..every forum I've visited recommends NVidia when it comes to buying a new card .
In a year Intel gpu's will debut, with their drivers being open source they could overtake ATI as the Number 2 choice.
It makes you wonder how long ATI can afford to hold back implementing their new OpenGL architecture for Linux.
I for one am willing to wait, but how many will? How many have already migrated ? How many lost sales has that translated into Worldwide ?
I'm not buying a new card until I give the new drivers a try.. If I'm not satisfied I will migrate without a second thought.
I too have been using ATI since my first comp with an 8meg onboard Rage chip.. I installed the original all in wonder on it as well.. I still have it in perfect working order.
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety,deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Ben Franklin 1755