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  • aironeous
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    What? You wanna compare linux users to other OS users once the gaming playing field gets evened out?
    Oh it's on like sauron!

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  • scionicspectre
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    Even if we just polished off the remaining Valve titles, I'd be using Steam a lot more. Not to mention all the Unreal Engine games that could potentially make their Linux debut. I really hope this catches on, and promotes some cross-platform ports where perhaps OS X hasn't been that encouraging. In fact, if I do recall correctly there were one or two games that didn't even have a Mac port yet, but did have a Linux version. If things keep accelerating like they are, this might become more common. These are beginning days, so I'm fairly optimistic.

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  • Boland
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    Originally posted by efikkan View Post
    The Linux Steam users will soon bypass the OS X users.

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    Title                       Feb     Jan     Dec
    
    Windows 8 (all)              9.63%   8.76%   6.93%
    Windows 7 (all)             69.67%  69.73%  70.47%
    Windows Vista (all)          5.84%   6.02%   6.96%
    Windows XP (all)             9.33%  10.05%  10.44%
    OS X (all)                   3.07%   3.56%   3.72%
    Ubuntu (all)                 1.71%   1.12%   0.80%
    Ubuntu + Other                       1.88%   1.51%
    Linux                        2.02%   1.12%   0.80%
    Linux + Other                2.84%   1.88%   1.51%
    
    Rounding errors              0.04%   0.03%
    
    
    Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit          0.71%   0.43%   0.29%
    Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64 bit    0.31%
    Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS           0.20%
    Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64 bit    0.11%   0.33%   0.26%
    Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS                   0.17%   0.13%
    Ubuntu 12.10                 0.38%   0.19%   0.12%
    Linux Mint 14 Nadia 64 bit   0.17%
    Linux 64 bit                 0.14%
    Other                        0.82%   0.76%   0.71%
    Disclaimer: There might be errors.
    A minor amount of "other" might be OS X users
    Maybe.. But remember how many people were using steam on OSX when it first launched?

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/10/..._mac_os_x.html

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  • bridgman
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    Originally posted by leif81 View Post
    The other interesting thing is activity change during a day -- assuming gamers are most active in the late evening that suggests Europe & Asia have the most users. Or there's a lot of people in North & South America playing games at work
    Last edited by bridgman; 03-02-2013, 12:29 AM. Reason: Decided to spell "America" without an 'l' this time

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  • nightmarex
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    Originally posted by leif81 View Post
    2% of 5 million (peak) users in a day is 100,000. Not too shabby for a debut.

    http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
    Well it's a start... Can't imagine what usage would be like if we had a slew of AAA titles =)...

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  • leif81
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    2% of 5 million (peak) users in a day is 100,000. Not too shabby for a debut.

    http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
    Last edited by leif81; 03-01-2013, 09:59 PM. Reason: provide url

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  • borsook
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    Have a look at this, it's just one game, but the stats are more than promissing!

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  • droste
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    I think the not so surprising fact here is that 64bit linux versions make ~90% of all linux versions used with steam. Which totally contradicts their initial (biased) survey of which linux versions are used.

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  • stiiixy
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    Would it be possible to see if those last few fractions of a percent are even remotely linux by going back through the history of the stats and note the differance's on 'other'.

    As well, doesn't Steam report to you exactly what version of Steam and the system, soft and hard, you are using and this is what is reported to the stats system?

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  • nightmarex
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    Arch 64 is probably under Linux 64 in survey?

    Steam system information.
    ===================
    Operating System Version:
    Linux (64 bit)
    Kernel Name: Linux
    Kernel Version: 3.7.4-1-ARCH

    At least that's what I would of guessed based on how steam sees it.

    Originally posted by Drago View Post
    I really hope Valve can read these numbers, and read them well. For one month Linux reached ~2% without AAA titles (except Valve's own). No Crysis, no Dead Space, no CoD, no Diablo, not even RAGE.
    On top of that, with shitty Catalyst driver and sub-optimal FOSS drivers. Imagine what could happen with quality drivers and AAA titles.
    Wow, yeah that's what I felt like saying, right on.

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