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Steam For Linux Last Month Showed A Slight Rise In Usage

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  • #16
    I wonder if these statistics include people running the Windows Steam client under wine. I have incredibly good success running all my big title Steam games under linux (except DayZ) with decent performance. This is with the CSMT patches which make a massive playability difference for a majority of my games. I'm actually able to play CS:GO through wine and play competitively ... across triple monitors ( 5760x1200 ).

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    • #17
      Originally posted by FourDMusic View Post
      Year of Linux. Callin' it.
      Me too. From how fast AMD has been working on drivers it is clear that the improved Linux driver and Wayland support will arrive with Kernel 3.16.

      NV won't rest on its laurels either. They are probably working on their own kernel patch to match AMD. NV might also be working on a new OGL extension to multithread the graphics in order to trump AMD.

      Good things ahead I think.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Windows is a better gaming platform, the drivers are more stable, the performance is better, there are more games, and it have more stuff that gamers care about such as Skype, Ventrilo, TeamSpeak, etc which doesn't exist for Linux or are of subpar quality.
        Not sure about the others but Skype on Linux is loads nicer than it is on Windows. The Windows version takes up loads of screen space and is ugly.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by zimano View Post
          Not sure about the others but Skype on Linux is loads nicer than it is on Windows. The Windows version takes up loads of screen space and is ugly.
          I agree. I also think Mumble is a better alternative to Teamspeak/Ventrilo. I haven't used TS since version 2, though.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by zimano View Post
            Not sure about the others but Skype on Linux is loads nicer than it is on Windows. The Windows version takes up loads of screen space and is ugly.
            Yeah but the Linux version of Skype is not as featured and has a weird and confusing UI.
            I also had some problems webcamming with my girlfriend.
            Also when playing web cam in fullscreen, it lags and is slow.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              Yeah but the Linux version of Skype is not as featured and has a weird and confusing UI.
              I also had some problems webcamming with my girlfriend.
              Also when playing web cam in fullscreen, it lags and is slow.
              What exactly is missing? It was pretty much the case before microsoft bought them, but since then (which is quite funny :-D) it's quite stable and has all the important features. AFAIK the features that are missing are facebook and outlook integration and group video calls.

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              • #22
                I finally received a survey for the first time since I started using Steam on Linux

                I think they might have fixed that bug.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by laykun View Post
                  I wonder if these statistics include people running the Windows Steam client under wine. I have incredibly good success running all my big title Steam games under linux (except DayZ) with decent performance. This is with the CSMT patches which make a massive playability difference for a majority of my games. I'm actually able to play CS:GO through wine and play competitively ... across triple monitors ( 5760x1200 ).
                  Yes, that was going to be my question too. I'm playing three Windows games on Steam via PlayOnLinux, since there is no Linux version of the game available. Do I show up as a Windows user or a Linux user?
                  Last edited by smdias; 05-04-2014, 04:01 PM.

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