Linux Steam Usage Dropped Slightly In May
With the start of a new month comes Valve's Steam Hardware/Software Survey statistics that have been revised for May 2014.
The Steam Linux usage according to this survey put the overall Linux usage at 1.13% compared to above 1.2% for April and March. So overall it's a slight drop but potentially a statistical error. Of course, there's the other usual caveats about this only being a random survey, some Linux users not seeing this survey and claiming its skewed, etc. Long story short, the Linux gaming marketshare is likely just around 1%. It's not much of a surprise and there's likely not going to be any big swings in Linux usage until there's compelling reasons for Windows gamers to switch over to Linux, Steam Machines are shipping, SteamOS has unique functionality, etc.
The most popular Linux distribution for May was Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit.
The Steam Survey in full can be found at SteamPowered.com.
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