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    Zoll
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  • Zoll
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    I've said this before... even if 100% of Windows games run fine on Linux, this percentage isn't going to change much. Some folks believe that everyone wants to jump to Linux as soon as X game is available. No, most users don't care and want to stay on whatever system they're on. You'll start seeing this percentage jump when PCs come preinstalled with Linux on a very large scale.

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  • avem
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    Originally posted by xcom View Post
    The problem is that Win 10, 11 is more of less free for the user to upgrade. If it was 40-50 $ per machine then Linux would sykrocket
    The amount of time people spend tinkering with Linux, setting it right, fighting its issues, making games work costs a lot more than $50.

    Windows on the other hand has been "install and forget about it" for more than a decade now. Windows even updates drivers for you nowadays.

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  • ServerGarbage
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    I've been using W10 to play some games. The other day I saw for the first time the survey. I played on Linux for many years and I tought the survey was just non visible telemetry. Definitely something strange happens with the Linux hardware survey

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  • HEL88
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    After 8 years 0.9% - this is disaster. And I remember the texts of the linux fanboys. Linux's entry on Steam was supposed to quickly destroy Windows because free and better - LOL: D.

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  • avem
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    Originally posted by smartalgorithm View Post
    so why Valve inc. is still pushing so much effort for linux support?
    Pushing? They employ a couple of people who develop Proton and Steam Linux Client - that's it. Why do they do that? No idea.

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  • xcom
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  • xcom
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    The problem is that Win 10, 11 is more of less free for the user to upgrade. If it was 40-50 $ per machine then Linux would sykrocket

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  • schmidtbag
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    Back when Steam first launched for Linux, I would get a survey almost every month. Lately, I haven't seen a survey in maybe 4 years. Granted, I don't sign into Steam almost every day like I did a few years ago, and I remember the survey only appears when you sign in (at least for me that was the case) but to go from multiple surveys in a year to 0 surveys in multiple years is a little suspicious.

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  • johnp
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    The previous month, I had a dual boot, with Manjaro Linux and Windows 10 (I deleted it later). I was using Manjaro all the time, and for few minutes I booted Windows to just install updates.

    When I logged in Windows 10, and the Steam autostarted, it asked me for the survey. This has happened before too. It *never* asked me in Linux, in the last 7-8 years at least.

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  • macemoneta
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    They still don't count non-GNU userspace Linux systems (like Chromebooks/Chromeboxes) as Linux.

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  • skeevy420
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  • skeevy420
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    Originally posted by TemplarGR View Post
    Daily reminder that i have never witnessed a steam survey on my client on Linux. Just this summer sale i spent 170 euros on linux native games, still no survey. There is something fishy going on here.
    I've got two on Windows and one on Linux in the past 5 months and I haven't actually played a single game on Steam (been playing stuff off Epic, GOG, and Ubisoft). Seriously not 5 minutes of Steam Game Time, either OS. Just the occasional running of Steam to pull in updates. All happened right after doing OS installs. The most recent one was Monday after installing Windows 11, the one before that was after I installed Arch last month, and the first of those three was when I built my current PC around the end of February and (re)installed Windows 10.

    So if you haven't been bugged about the Steam Survey, wipe a disk and install an OS. It works for me.

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