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Valve Reveals More Steam Linux Distribution Details


Published on 17 March 2013 03:10 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve

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

At the beginning of March, the February details were revealed that showed overall about ~2% Linux usage and about one percent behind the Apple OS X adoption levels. Only Ubuntu and a few other distributions were shown but now in an updated version of the list are a whole lot more.

The survey can be found in full at SteamPowered.com while embedded below is the Linux list. Overall, the Linux usage is just at under 2.5%.

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit: 0.71%
Ubuntu 12.10: 0.38%
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64 bit: 0.31%
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS: 0.20%
Linux Mint 14 Nadia 64 bit: 0.17%
Linux 64 bit: 0.14%
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64 bit: 0.11%
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS: 0.06%
Linux Mint 14 Nadia: 0.05%
"Arch Linux" 64 bit: 0.05%
Linux Mint 13 Maya 64 bit: 0.04%
Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy) 64 bit: 0.03%
"Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow)" 64 bit: 0.03%
"openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64)" 64 bit: 0.03%
Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (development branch) 64 bit: 0.02%
Linux: 0.02%
Linux Mint 13 Maya: 0.02%
"Gentoo Base System release 2.1" 64 bit: 0.01%
"Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle)" 64 bit: 0.01%
elementary OS Luna 64 bit: 0.01%
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: 0.01%
Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy): 0.01%
Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (development branch): 0.01%
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit: 0.01%
"Gentoo Base System release 2.2" 64 bit: 0.01%
"Arch Linux": 0.01%
"openSUSE 12.2 (i586)": 0.01%
Linux 3.2 64 bit: 0.00%
"Manjaro Linux" 64 bit: 0.00%
Linux 3.2: 0.00%
elementary OS Luna: 0.00%
"NAME=Gentoo" 64 bit: 0.00%
Ubuntu-Secure-Remix 12.10 30nov2012 64 bit: 0.00%
"Chakra Linux" 64 bit: 0.00%
"Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow)": 0.00%
"Chakra" 64 bit: 0.00%
"Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle)": 0.00%
Zorin OS 6 64 bit: 0.00%
Debian GNU/Linux testing (wheezy) 64 bit: 0.00%
"Sabayon Linux amd64 11" 64 bit: 0.00%
"Manjaro Linux": 0.00%
Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit: 0.00%

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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