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    Default Intel's Linux Driver Continues To Be Most Popular

    Phoronix: Intel's Linux Driver Continues To Be Most Popular

    Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver continues to be the most popular GPU driver on the Linux desktop...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIwNjU

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    Conclusion seems obvious. The development of opensource driver is most beneficial for those competing in the opensource market. On the other hand it makes one wonder is Intel so good on desktop or is it just that everyone gave up on Linux gaming and noone needs more advanced hardware designs from Nvidia or AMD and is just happy with regular desktop use and video playback for which Intel seems best choice atm.

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    if we sum users of fglrx+radeon , it seems that AMD has the same market share as Nvidia.
    Quote Originally Posted by ryszardzonk View Post
    Conclusion seems obvious. The development of opensource driver is most beneficial for those competing in the opensource market. On the other hand it makes one wonder is Intel so good on desktop or is it just that everyone gave up on Linux gaming and noone needs more advanced hardware designs from Nvidia or AMD and is just happy with regular desktop use and video playback for which Intel seems best choice atm.
    Your assumption is completely wrong: most pc's are not used for gaming.
    In most cases, a discrete card is not needed.
    The same (even more) happen in Windows's world.
    And this, without taking into account that for instance, most laptops (on which Intel has the 90% of the market share) are shipped without discrete card, and there's nothing you can do about it.
    Last edited by sonnet; 10-14-2012 at 05:18 AM.

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    to be honest I think once Steam comes and we see more powerful games on Linux people will flock to the more powerful GPU's and that won't be intel just like its not intel on the windows bases systems.

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    no wonder it's hard to read the article.
    600x400 images, with tiny fonts(inside the images) and if you try to view the image you get that huge logo along with a blury image if you try to zoom.
    Don't be afraid, nobody steals information from amateurs.

    in real life only weak pcs run linux, because the good ones have proper drivers only on windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorgos View Post
    in real life only weak pcs run linux
    In real life only ignorants think that. There are lots of users on these forums with all the latest hardware out there running some sort of linux distro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorgos View Post
    in real life only weak pcs run linux, because the good ones have proper drivers only on windows.
    Not just, and not just personal computers running Linux.

    But for graphics workstations and video game software Microsoft Windows is a better choice, or the only choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnet View Post
    if we sum users of fglrx+radeon , it seems that AMD has the same market share as Nvidia.

    Your assumption is completely wrong: most pc's are not used for gaming.
    In most cases, a discrete card is not needed.
    The same (even more) happen in Windows's world.
    And this, without taking into account that for instance, most laptops (on which Intel has the 90% of the market share) are shipped without discrete card, and there's nothing you can do about it.
    You didn't get my point at all. First of all i didn't assume anything just stated that IMHO acticle implied rise in the Intel chipset use among linux users which happen because it just has best driver
    However I proposed it could happen from number of other reasons and gave example that people do not use Linux for gaming (I could be wrong) in the numbers as before.
    It is more likely than your theory that many computers are used for different purposes or are laptops which may not have discrete cards. You forget there that plain desktop uses where present and Intel has been dominant in laptop market for ages. Not only that but Phoronix / Openbenchamrking Users/ Readers are here to get most out of their PC therefore use it for more then just writtting e-mails but in many cases are gamers /video encoders/video watchers/etc. whom need best card for their purposes and it is possible they could ven move away from Linux ergo are not benchmarking their machines in Openbenchamrking

    Still I wish I am wrong

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    KDEs market share compared to Unity is low cause no distro that has marketing and glory in the media like Ubunto ships KDE by default.
    If there will be a distrubtion that does this, there will be much more users.

    And what thought was "why no Arch in distro statistics".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaodan View Post
    KDEs market share compared to Unity is low cause no distro that has marketing and glory in the media like Ubunto ships KDE by default..
    No. KDEs marketshare is low because KDE is crapware. Always has been always wil be. A few very vocal exnokians cant change that. They sure do can flame other desktops but they will eventual find better ways to spend their time. Like getting job at Jolla and redo what Nokia failed: A well patented close source phone.

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