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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 06:18 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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    And most usable I might add being an open source driver and still stable, usable for video acceleration and satisfying basic 3D acceleration needs.

    Nowadays integrated solutions can even cover basic GPGPU needs including video encoding.

    And this is plenty for the average users as we can establish that the Linux distributions are not gaming platforms.

    For me the low thermal footprint and energy consumption is more important than performance.

    For OpenGL and GPGPU programming I rather use a workstation with Microsoft Windows.

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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 Vorzard View Post
    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.
    Might be a good point if the numbers agreed, but actually in the Windows world Intel has an even bigger share of the market. Overall in 2011 Intel had 60.4% of the market: (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395619,00.asp). Since they have less than that on Ubuntu (though just barely now), we can deduce that people are more likely to run Linux when they're using a discrete NVIDIA card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devius View Post
    There are lots of users on these forums with all the latest hardware out there running some sort of linux distro.
    barely. And without gaming, what really pushes for consumers to purchase better hardware and continue to drive the PC market? It surely can't be twitter and facebook.

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