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    Phoronix: Valve Updates Stem Hardware Survey For May

    Valve has updated their Steam Hardware Survey results to reflect usage statistics by their gamer customer base as of May...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM4MjU

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    Last month Linux was split into almost 30 distro entries, now there are only 8, they must of put a threshold in place that sticks those below it into other. From what I recall, the rest of the distros not listed here made up over 0.5% last month. I would be surprised if more than about .05-.1% of other is being made up by ancient Mac and Windows entries. So the most likely situation is that Linux share is now at or above ~1.9%.

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    • #3
      I suspect it's going to be a lot like the desktop situation: there is no reason to leave Windows for Linux. Especially considering gaming enthusiasts are a lot more sophisticated than just e-mail and browser folks.

      There would need to be a successful SteamBox to get those numbers to budge much.

      In terms of discrete GPUs it's amazing how much of a lead NVIDIA has over AMD.

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      • #4
        Was just thinking about the numbers. Valve claim Steam has over 54 million active users, so if Linux use has passed 1.86% there is a fair chance that means that the Linux user count on Steam has finally passed the 1 million user mark.

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        • #5
          Stem huh? I think you mean Steam Michael.


          Anyhow I haven't been playing either mostly because of lack of time and titles that I haven't played. I would bet that when some more games come down the pike Linux users will return to play/test them out.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by IanS View Post
            Was just thinking about the numbers. Valve claim Steam has over 54 million active users, so if Linux use has passed 1.86% there is a fair chance that means that the Linux user count on Steam has finally passed the 1 million user mark.
            54 000 000 * 2/100 = 108 000 so steam passed 100 000 mark!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by johnc View Post
              I suspect it's going to be a lot like the desktop situation: there is no reason to leave Windows for Linux. Especially considering gaming enthusiasts are a lot more sophisticated than just e-mail and browser folks.

              There would need to be a successful SteamBox to get those numbers to budge much.

              In terms of discrete GPUs it's amazing how much of a lead NVIDIA has over AMD.
              Read: we need Linux-only titles.

              Also, I heard that on recent cards, AMD is much better now (see the benchmark of the HD 7950 on Phoronix last year). I haven't tried though.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by edmon View Post
                54 000 000 * 2/100 = 108 000 so steam passed 100 000 mark!
                Close. Ok, have another try.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by edmon View Post
                  54 000 000 * 2/100 = 108 000 so steam passed 100 000 mark!
                  Check your math.

                  You started off well...

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                  • #10
                    54,000,000 * 0.0186 = ~1,004,400

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