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    Phoronix: Valve Reveals More Steam Linux Distribution Details

    Valve's hardware/software survey for Steam that shows details about their user-base, is now showing a lot more Linux distribution details...

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

  • #2
    proof Mir will fail

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    • #3
      Originally posted by boast View Post
      proof Mir will fail
      Please elaborate?

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      • #4
        Anyone else bothered about the amount of 32 bit users out there?

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        • #5
          Now they need to add a stat for Wine usage.

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          • #6
            What could be improved

            I think it is really nice that Valve publishes more sophisticated information on their userbase.
            But why not show this data in relation to all Linux Users (to the 2.x% of all Steam users), so maybe you could see more behind values like 0.00%.
            I wouldn't suggest this if Steam wouldn't have so many users to actually be able to do this.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by frign View Post
              I think it is really nice that Valve publishes more sophisticated information on their userbase.
              But why not show this data in relation to all Linux Users (to the 2.x% of all Steam users), so maybe you could see more behind values like 0.00%.
              I wouldn't suggest this if Steam wouldn't have so many users to actually be able to do this.
              Ya, could be useful if there were a Windows, Mac, Linux and other overall percentages, then if you click on one it expands and shows what percentage of Linux users are on each distro, same with the Windows and Mac entries.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                Anyone else bothered about the amount of 32 bit users out there?
                I'm rather bothered by the amount of Ubuntu users out there.

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                • #9
                  Looks like 64-bit is the standard by now. Can we not just forget about 32-bit for AMD/Intel (finally)?

                  Would be nice to see those numbers divided by 2.5% (i.e. scaled to just talk about Linux users and make the numbers a bit bigger).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by r1348 View Post
                    I'm rather bothered by the amount of Ubuntu users out there.
                    nah... I say let em come... The bigger the userbase the better. Even if the usebase is completely retarded it doesnt matter, they can use their distro and we can use ours.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by r1348 View Post
                      I'm rather bothered by the amount of Ubuntu users out there.
                      Don't forget that Ubuntu was the distro to have the first official support from steam, so might have quite a lot of newly converted or people simply trying that went for it, due to that. I am also pretty sure steam is unable to make the difference between Ubuntu and and official derivative like Kubuntu for example, which might inflate the number.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by r1348 View Post
                        I'm rather bothered by the amount of Ubuntu users out there.
                        Why would you be bothered by that?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by duby229 View Post
                          nah... I say let em come... The bigger the userbase the better. Even if the usebase is completely retarded it doesnt matter, they can use their distro and we can use ours.
                          You shouldn't imply that Ubuntu users are retarded... In any case, Ubuntu desktop (i.e. Unity) has had a lot of bad press, but Ubuntu as a distribution (which is I assume what's being reported here, since there are no numbers for Kubuntu, etc.) is still quite reasonable.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Cyborg16 View Post
                            Looks like 64-bit is the standard by now. Can we not just forget about 32-bit for AMD/Intel (finally)?
                            It's somewhat annoying to me that the major distros even keep making 32-bit x86 releases. I was likewise annoyed that Windows didn't go 64-bit only by Win8, or even as far ago as Vista. OSX is the only major OS that only ships a 64-bit only OS these days; a facet of their control of the hardware. Still, I can't imagine a sizable portion of users are upgrading to the latest Fedora/Ubuntu or Windows on ancient hardware; I'm sure it happens (someone here will claim they do it, surely), but happens enough to be worth caring about? Especially on Linux where specialist "you suck and need new hardware" distros exist and more will arise if necessary. There's no strong reason to develop, test, and distribute x86-32 builds of Fedora or Ubuntu anymore. Likewise on Windows; users on old hardware and upgrading to the latest OS are statistical anomalies. The markets where ancient hardware is common are just pirating XP anyways; fuck 'em. Hopefully there's some market research somewhere to prove me wrong and make the situation less ridiculous.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cyborg16 View Post
                              but Ubuntu as a distribution (which is I assume what's being reported here, since there are no numbers for Kubuntu, etc.) is still quite reasonable.
                              Try installing 32 bit boost libs in a 64 bit ubuntu. That's their multi arch support. (On archlinux it simply goes in /usr/lib32 and it works.)

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