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Linux Gamers Make Up ~2% Of Valve's Steam Users

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Published on 01 March 2013 05:18 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve
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With the start of a new month, Valve's popular hardware survey has been updated with the latest software/hardware stats about their millions of customers.

Linux use now comes in at about 2%, which is nearly double that from one month prior. Ubuntu 12.10 x86_64 is the most popular Linux distribution followed by other flavors of Ubuntu, and Linux Mint now comes in at just over 0.1%.

While Linux gamers won't be taking the majority market-share away from Microsoft Windows anytime soon, the current Apple OS X usage is about 3%. Prior to Valve introducing their Linux-based Steam console, I wouldn't expect the Linux market-share for this survey to rise above 5~6%.

Details in full for the Valve Steam Hardware Survey are available at SteamPowered.com.

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