Phoronix has released the results of its 2009 graphics survey
for Linux users. Nearly 14,000 responses were tallied for 13 different questions relating to Linux graphics use. "When it came to the less popular drivers, there were 485 counts towards the Nouveau driver while 361 towards NVIDIA's official open-source driver, the obfuscated xf86-video-nv driver. Last year the xf86-video-nv driver was twice as common as the xf86-video-nouveau driver, but with the Nouveau stack stabilizing and with Fedora switching to it for their default NVIDIA driver (and Ubuntu is in the process of doing so too), it is not shocking that xf86-video-nv driver is losing ground quickly. In 2010 we would not be surprised if this driver is outright abandoned by NVIDIA.
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