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  • Valve Reports Steam Linux Usage Fell Further In March

    Phoronix: Valve Reports Steam Linux Usage Fell Further In March

    The Steam survey results are out for March 2016 and indicate a further reduction in the Linux gaming market-share...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...6-March-Survey

  • #2
    The numbers don't include Linux users running Steam on Wine, who would be much more likely to run Linux Steam if there was better Linux game compatibility.

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    • #3
      If the past is any indication, March's numbers might end up being slightly adjusted.

      Steam Hardware & Software Survey: December 2015
      Linux 0.96% (-0.02% change from November) on 2016-01-19 16:59:34
      Linux 0.97% (-0.01% change from November) on 2016-01-01

      Steam Hardware & Software Survey: October 2015
      Linux 0.95% (+0.01% change from September) on 2015-11-30 14:37:39
      Linux 0.98% (+0.04% change from September) on 2015-11-04 10:51:02

      Steam Hardware & Software Survey: March 2015
      Linux 1.05% (+0.03% change from February) on 2015-04-28 03:32:22
      Linux 1.06% (+0.04% change from February) on 2015-04-03 15:10:32

      Steam Hardware & Software Survey: December 2014
      Linux 1.10% (-0.03% change from November) on 2015-01-29 22:28:40
      Linux 1.16% (+0.03% change from November) on 2015-01-06 20:49:38

      Steam Hardware & Software Survey: October 2014
      Linux 1.12% (-0.04% change from September) on 2014-11-29 04:16:01
      Linux 1.18% (+0.02% change from September) on 2014-11-04 22:39:45

      Steam Hardware & Software Survey: March 2014
      Linux 1.20% (-0.10% change from February) on 2014-04-25 13:17:54
      Linux 1.21% (-0.09% change from February) on 2014-04-02 23:06:17

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      • #4
        Too bad the gaming industry didn't take the opportunity more seriously. I guess they love being MS's bitch.

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        • #5
          The PERCENTAGE of Linux users fell, this is expected as Steam is gaining new users, what about the actual number of Linux users?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Spazturtle View Post
            The PERCENTAGE of Linux users fell, this is expected as Steam is gaining new users, what about the actual number of Linux users?
            Precisely. Percentage of what? Percentages are meaningless without the accompanying quantities.

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            • #7
              We GNU Linux users want to know the hard numbers. Not percentages.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by debianxfce View Post
                It is no wonder that it is dropping. We tested new Payday 2 linux version, it requires pulseaudio for sound. In my machine pulseaudio takes 10% cpu time when playing music. With 750ti, x4 860k and fullhd the fps is 30-60.

                Something is severely wrong with your setup.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

                  My machine is fine when pulseaudio is compeletly removed.
                  http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/lin...-needs-repair/
                  Do not repair pulseuadio, kill the project. They have had almost 10 years time to fix the shit.
                  You realize that's over 3 years old?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wodencafe View Post
                    The numbers don't include Linux users running Steam on Wine, who would be much more likely to run Linux Steam if there was better Linux game compatibility.
                    I wonder if people running and buying from wine are inadvertently doing a disservice to Linux by under-representing to game devs how many Linux gamers are out there.

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