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    Phoronix: Steam On Linux Starts 2018 With A Slight Increase In Gamers

    At least on a percentage basis, the Steam Linux marketshare grew slightly for January 2018...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...s-January-2018

  • #2
    Wait a few days. Can be again corrected statistics, like last time.

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    • #3
      Do we have any idea how these stats are supposed to work? they seem to go up and down alot.

      For example I have steam on both my windows and Linux partitions, am I counted as 1 in both groups?

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      • #4
        I really wish they'd do a 64bit steam client for 2018
        It's not that much storage space, granted, but this is an easily-avoidable mess.

        Code:
        sudo apt-get install steam-installer
        
        Reading package lists... Done
        Building dependency tree      
        Reading state information... Done
        The following additional packages will be installed:
          libbsd0:i386 libdrm-amdgpu1:i386 libdrm-intel1:i386 libdrm-nouveau2:i386 libdrm-radeon1:i386 libdrm2:i386 libedit2:i386
          libelf1:i386 libexpat1:i386 libffi6:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglapi-mesa:i386 libgpg-error0:i386
          libllvm6.0:i386 libpciaccess0:i386 libsensors4:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libtinfo5:i386 libtxc-dxtn-s2tc:i386 libudev1:i386
          libx11-6:i386 libx11-xcb1:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb-dri2-0:i386 libxcb-dri3-0:i386 libxcb-glx0:i386 libxcb-present0:i386
          libxcb-sync1:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdamage1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxfixes3:i386 libxinerama1:i386
          libxshmfence1:i386 libxxf86vm1:i386 steam:i386 zlib1g:i386
        Suggested packages:
          lm-sensors:i386 steam-devices:i386
        Recommended packages:
          libxss1:i386
        The following NEW packages will be installed
          libbsd0:i386 libdrm-amdgpu1:i386 libdrm-intel1:i386 libdrm-nouveau2:i386 libdrm-radeon1:i386 libdrm2:i386 libedit2:i386
          libelf1:i386 libexpat1:i386 libffi6:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglapi-mesa:i386 libgpg-error0:i386
          libllvm6.0:i386 libpciaccess0:i386 libsensors4:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libtinfo5:i386 libtxc-dxtn-s2tc:i386 libudev1:i386
          libx11-6:i386 libx11-xcb1:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb-dri2-0:i386 libxcb-dri3-0:i386 libxcb-glx0:i386 libxcb-present0:i386
          libxcb-sync1:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdamage1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxfixes3:i386 libxinerama1:i386
          libxshmfence1:i386 libxxf86vm1:i386 steam:i386 steam-installer zlib1g:i386
        0 to upgrade, 40 to newly install, 0 to remove and 1 not to upgrade.
        Need to get 28.9 MB of archives.
        After this operation, 239 MB of additional disk space will be used.
        Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
        Last edited by Linux_Chemist; 02-01-2018, 10:21 PM.

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        • #5
          Ubuntu lts needs to keep their kernels up to date like fedora. Steam's official supported distro is Ubuntu lts gnome or kde. New user installs ubuntu lts has hardware problems because using old kernel that does not support new hardware. Alway's the same old story... User say's Linux sucks goes back to windows.

          Steam for Linux needs more big titles and newer ones, not ancient games ported. Feral is doing a good job.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Templar82 View Post
            Do we have any idea how these stats are supposed to work? they seem to go up and down alot.
            It is random survey so depends who is surveyed

            For example by statcounter Linux on Desktop per continent is used most in Europe and least in Oceania

            http://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-...ktop/worldwide

            1.43% worldwide, but world vary as per country it vary too so check also how countries vary, for example in Germany it is 3.18% Linux Desktop usage while in China that is 0.57% (sort of 6 times less) and so on... so if you like to make Linux stats look better then just do survey in Europe or if you want to be less or much less do survey anywhere else

            Europe by percentages have least amount of Windows usage and also most by comparative percentages Linux is used there, etc... in last decade Linux usage doubled there, but OSX usage quadrupled and as a result of both - Windows clearly getting down

            On the other side on steam survey, there are just too much chinese surveyed

            Language Simplified Chinese 50.76% -13.14%
            That is mine rule of thumb - if chinese go up linux go down and the opposite is true also

            DebConf this year will be first time ever in Asia, so hopefully we can boost a bit these 0.73% Taiwan's numbers That is what it is, you need to do talks and a bit of marketing to improve lower than average areas or if nothing else at least to learn why usage vary so much
            Last edited by dungeon; 02-01-2018, 11:50 PM.

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            • #7
              Literally just release a wine flatpak of PUBG and bam you're done (oh wait it's not FTP, then release a installer I guess)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PackRat View Post
                Ubuntu lts needs to keep their kernels up to date like fedora. Steam's official supported distro is Ubuntu lts gnome or kde. New user installs ubuntu lts has hardware problems because using old kernel that does not support new hardware. Alway's the same old story... User say's Linux sucks goes back to windows.

                Steam for Linux needs more big titles and newer ones, not ancient games ported. Feral is doing a good job.
                Nice theory, except for the fact that Ubuntu already keeps their LTS kernels up to date. Which is awesome coz now we can have breakages even mid-release. For instance, now with the 4.10 -> 4.13 bump they successfully broke SMBv3, awesome work. As always, Ubuntu delivers.

                And maybe, just maybe, this incredible stability is the exact reason why gamers stay a f*ck away from Linux.
                Last edited by anarki2; 02-01-2018, 11:52 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by anarki2 View Post

                  Nice theory, except for the fact that Ubuntu already keeps their LTS kernels up to date. Which is awesome coz now we can have breakages even mid-release. For instance, now with the 4.10 -> 4.13 bump they successfully broke SMBv3, awesome work. As always, Ubuntu delivers.

                  And maybe, just maybe, this incredible stability is the exact reason why gamers stay a f*ck away from Linux.
                  Well upstream just changed default, that is how shit happens usually... for the fun - long story long

                  https://www.happyassassin.net/2017/1...l-version-fun/

                  Problem is different versions of Windows actually, as somewhere default is supported but somewhere don't - so fun is there

                  If you change or not change default, shit is both ways and depends on user and his Windows version... one will say "it is time, bump this up away" and other will say "please, no don't do it yet", etc... but at the end, here it is and now we are beautifuly borked with default which does not work for everybody

                  Maybe to note how Windows 7 mainstream EOLed, yes it is EOL since 3 years ago since January 13, 2015. ... 2 years more for W7 extended and after that it will go down to XP road

                  Regardless of this info, W7 is still most used on steam survey... and that is the funniest "fact" Because this looks even worse than XP now, it does not go down as it should be. Anyway we will see in next 2 years if 20%+ of W7 will dissapear somehow, since MS put EOL grave for Windows XP at about 19% usage worldwide In the same time we in Linux would cry to ever have this much, while MS was ready to lose these 19% no matter what

                  From 35% to 19% in two years (april 2012 to 2014), but W7 is at 41% right now with just 2 years to grave... 6% worse situation than with XP

                  Most people does not like changes too much, that is a golden fact... but sometimes changes must happen.

                  Originally posted by Linux_Chemist View Post
                  I really wish they'd do a 64bit steam client for 2018
                  It's not that much storage space, granted, but this is an easily-avoidable mess.
                  Maybe 2018. - maybe up to 2020... it is always question when it is right time to break some users
                  Last edited by dungeon; 02-02-2018, 01:29 AM.

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                  • #10
                    PUBG could really benefit from a Linux release with a option to join only Linux based clients! The game has a cancer atm, and that cancer is nuke! I mean cheaters.. But yeah if you could play with just the LINUX community it sure would go a long way to enjoyment for that title!

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