killergurke Mar 1, 2013 @ 5:19pm
Steam Hardware & Software Survey February
According to my calculations Linux is now at 2.02% (+ 0.82% "other")
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey
I think that's really awesome and a good sign (as there are not that many titles out yet) and shows the potential of Linux as a gaming platform..

Yay!
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The Gorgeous Shai-Hulud Mar 1, 2013 @ 5:30pm 
I hope the TUX-TF2-factor don´t affect this...
Selthus Mar 1, 2013 @ 7:02pm 
I wonder how much of the .82% is people on Fedora/Arch/OpenSUSE. I have to think a lot of that chunk is other linux distros and people who have not updated their OSX to one of the popular releases.

Regardless all signs point to Linux having less than a 1% difference between OSX which is both shocking and awesome!
Tweakedenigma Mar 1, 2013 @ 9:44pm 
Originally posted by John McClinux:
I hope the TUX-TF2-factor don´t affect this...

It likely was not as the Survery is optional and the users would have had to be logged into Linux and Steam, as well as recieved a servey request and opted in.

Most of the people that just came for the Penguin likely wouldn't still be using Linux or genuinely like it and are giving it a fair shake.
SUSEd Mar 1, 2013 @ 10:24pm 
Linux 64bit entry (0.14%) appears.
Diffident Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:43am 
TIP: It no OS name is listed when checking System Information in Steam,

edit /etc/os-release

for me I just added Gentoo Linux, now Steam properly recognizes my System as Gentoo.
arc| Gps Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:47am 
Its done automaticly for openSUSE

Operating System Version:
"openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64)" (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.4.28-2.20-desktop
X Server Vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server Release: 11203000
X Window Manager: KWin
Steam Runtime Version: steam-runtime-release-i386_2013-02-22

cincon Mar 2, 2013 @ 6:13am 
The Survey for me only pops up when I start Steam with wine. When I start the Linux Steam client I don't get prompted for the survey. I keep clicking "Cancel" when the Survey pops up in the Steam for wine version.

So I like to participate in the Survey when am running the Linux Steam client, but never get prompted
blackout24 Mar 2, 2013 @ 6:38am 
It's random of course to get a representativ sample size.
SUSEd Mar 2, 2013 @ 10:59am 
It doesnt appears for me :(
Maybe it appears only for newcomers (im using steam from 1st day).
Tweakedenigma Mar 2, 2013 @ 11:06am 
Originally posted by shished.tux.sus:
It doesnt appears for me :(
Maybe it appears only for newcomers (im using steam from 1st day).

Its random, last month I didn't get it this month I did.
blackout24 Mar 2, 2013 @ 11:25am 
http://appleinsider.com/articles/10/06/05/steam_survey_finds_more_than_8_of_gamers_use_apples_mac_os_x

Interesting. Seems like Mac guys lost a bit of interest in gaming or the now play "The Sims" over at EAs Steam ripoff.
SUSEd Mar 2, 2013 @ 11:44pm 
Originally posted by t.jp Arch:
http://appleinsider.com/articles/10/06/05/steam_survey_finds_more_than_8_of_gamers_use_apples_mac_os_x

Interesting. Seems like Mac guys lost a bit of interest in gaming or the now play "The Sims" over at EAs Steam ripoff.

Its lie. You can goto HW&SW Survey page and count. Its ~3%. You Are Not Gaben, Right?
1.71+0.74+0.62=3.07
So Linux market share grows faster = Bunch of AAA games.
blackout24 Mar 3, 2013 @ 12:42am 
Originally posted by shished.tux.sus:
Originally posted by t.jp Arch:
http://appleinsider.com/articles/10/06/05/steam_survey_finds_more_than_8_of_gamers_use_apples_mac_os_x

Interesting. Seems like Mac guys lost a bit of interest in gaming or the now play "The Sims" over at EAs Steam ripoff.

Its lie. You can goto HW&SW Survey page and count. Its ~3%. You Are Not Gaben, Right?
1.71+0.74+0.62=3.07
So Linux market share grows faster = Bunch of AAA games.

Look at the date it was couple of month after they released Steam for Mac.
SUSEd Mar 3, 2013 @ 4:38am 
@t.jp [Arch]
I think it happens not because steam. People buys Macs not for games.
[LINUX]FinCoder Mar 3, 2013 @ 7:19am 
Have you noticed that LInux has more users than windows 8 ?
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