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  • Steam On Linux Marketshare Hits New Multi-Year High, AMD Powering ~40% Of Linux Gaming Systems

    Phoronix: Steam On Linux Marketshare Hits New Multi-Year High, AMD Powering ~40% Of Linux Gaming Systems

    Back in July Steam on Linux re-crossed the 1.0% marketshare threshold following the announcement of the Steam Deck and continued progress around Steam Play / Proton. The Steam on Linux user-base has continued growing month by month and has hit another high with the numbers published today that cover the month of October...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...x-October-2021

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    That's a rather big jump for one month. If the trend continues we may see the Steam Deck pulling the Linux numbers ahead of Mac in 2022.

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    • #3
      I would like to see stats on GPU for Linux. I guess Nvidia would not be as dominating as on Windows.

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      • #4
        I'd like to see top 16 games by hours played on Linux.

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        • #5
          English 38.82%+5.26%
          Simplified Chinese 21.10% -9.02%

          It's hard to conclude something from two statistics/surveys when the participating people are from different regions.

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          • #6
            Ironically the Chinese people prefer windows, I can never get over that fact given how the CCP hates the West so much. You'd think Linux be the ultimate winner in China+territories around it. But I guess they'd rather pick a capitalistic OS over a open-source solution... puzzling and perplexing at the same time!

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            • #7
              Now that NV halted production to preserve high prices and win even more money, Amd will go powering 60% for sure. Those two they playing with us i say.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by theriddick View Post
                Ironically the Chinese people prefer windows, I can never get over that fact given how the CCP hates the West so much. You'd think Linux be the ultimate winner in China+territories around it. But I guess they'd rather pick a capitalistic OS over a open-source solution... puzzling and perplexing at the same time!
                You can't figure it out because first you need to understand some basic facts about capitalism and communism, economics 101, and then you have to figure out that China is a fascist, not a communist country. And Opensource is not "communist", it is exactly the opposite, the code equivalent of laissez faire capitalism.... Plus the Chinese are practical people, they don't pay for Windows so if it plays their games better why use Linux?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by artivision View Post
                  Now that NV halted production to preserve high prices and win even more money, Amd will go powering 60% for sure. Those two they playing with us i say.
                  AMD does it as well. There are no shortages. They are manipulating the market, they have formed a cartel and governments do nothing about it. It is especially telling when you see that none of them releases any budget/mainstream cards any more. Transistors are very easy to split. They could easily deliver cut-down versions of their architectures for more affordable prices but why do that when they can just keep making only several hundred euros cards and then wait for our pcs to malfunction and our patience to wear thin.... They are the only game in town, you pay them or else you get no gaming.

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                  • #10
                    I've done my best to help new comers moving over to Linux; many are gamers who just want the OS to get out of the way so they can game.
                    Unfortunately many (inc Linus) stumble quite badly as they hit problems that shouldn't happen; many developers under Linux claim nobody will have this or that problem, but many do.
                    I think Linux desktop usage is still not quite there, fragmented and half implemented features hurt its growth.
                    I can't give specific issues since they are so numerous and obviously many can be worked around, but that is beside the point.
                    General desktop users DO NOT LIKE WORK AROUND'S, they expect things to just work or be quickly fixed regardless of how unrealistic that is for open-source projects.

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