"While the survey has ended, all of the questions and
possible choices remain available. There were 13 questions with
most of them being the same from previous years. When looking at
the results it is important to remember that the participants were
able to select more than one option for each question if relevant.
For those interested, our 2008 survey results (and 2007) are still
available too. However, without further ado, here are the results.
"We began the 2009 survey by asking which of the listed
technologies the user(s) were most interested in as an end-user.
The choices were between kernel mode-setting, video-acceleration
(XvMC / VA-API / XvBA / VDPAU), tear-free / artifact-free
rendering, Gallium3D, and power management. This year the most
popular choice was video acceleration and it was most popular by a
large margin -- over 50% more votes than the second most
interesting technology: kernel mode-setting. Following video
acceleration and kernel mode-setting was tear-free / artifact-free
rendering, power management, and then lastly was Gallium3D. Last
year KMS was the most popular technology followed by video, but
with KMS being a reality and is now prevalent on Linux for ATI and
Intel hardware and emerging for NVIDIA hardware through the Nouveau
driver, this may explain why its becoming less interesting to
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