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  • phoronix
    started a topic Linux Gamers Make Up ~2% Of Valve's Steam Users

    Linux Gamers Make Up ~2% Of Valve's Steam Users

    Phoronix: Linux Gamers Make Up ~2% Of Valve's Steam Users

    With the start of a new month, Valve's popular hardware survey has been updated with the latest software/hardware stats about their millions of customers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMxNTQ

  • yogi_berra
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    Originally posted by tuubi View Post
    Well they're definitely not "servers and clusters", so now you're just acting deliberately obtuse.
    If you keep redefining what a desktop is, you might have more than 1% market share. Keep up the good work!

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  • stiiixy
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    Not to mention most business/government machines ARE desktops, usually using an onboard video solution to boot. A workstation is generally regarded as a heavy-lifting unit designed for a specific task, such as A/V editing, 3D ani. And usually on specifically non-server and non-desktop boards.

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  • tuubi
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    Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
    Those aren't desktops, they're workstations. Learn the difference.
    Well they're definitely not "servers and clusters", so now you're just acting deliberately obtuse.

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  • yogi_berra
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    Originally posted by tuubi View Post
    I'm not sure if various government agencies and big businesses around the world running enterprise Linux desktops from companies like Red Hat and SUSE would agree though. They're a small slice of the pie, but that doesn't make them any less serious. Feel free to disagree if that makes you happy.
    Those aren't desktops, they're workstations. Learn the difference.

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  • tuubi
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    Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
    No, hobbyists use it on the desktop. "Serious linux users" use it on servers and clusters.
    Riiiight. So our small business does absolutely everything on free and open source Linux software, manages to keep us fed, but is just a hobby. I can buy that, even though it certainly feels serious. We're small enough to be insignificant, maybe that makes us hobbyists.

    I'm not sure if various government agencies and big businesses around the world running enterprise Linux desktops from companies like Red Hat and SUSE would agree though. They're a small slice of the pie, but that doesn't make them any less serious. Feel free to disagree if that makes you happy.
    Last edited by tuubi; 01-20-2014, 05:23 PM. Reason: fixed a mistake

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  • yogi_berra
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    Originally posted by tuubi View Post
    Yes, we are.
    No, hobbyists use it on the desktop. "Serious linux users" use it on servers and clusters.

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  • tuubi
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    Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
    "Serious linux users" aren't using it on the desktop.
    Yes, we are.

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  • yogi_berra
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    Originally posted by whyusewindows View Post
    Why would that be devasting for Linux? I don't think that you understand the mentality behind most, if not all, serious Linux users. Why should we care about other Operating Systems?
    "Serious linux users" aren't using it on the desktop.

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  • whyusewindows
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    Originally posted by Mike Frett View Post
    It would be devastating for the future of Linux without a similar UI, that's what worries me. For Linux to have any future, the users of these OS's which support is ending, need to jump in our (Linux) lake and let their feet get wet.
    Why would that be devasting for Linux? I don't think that you understand the mentality behind most, if not all, serious Linux users. Why should we care about other Operating Systems?
    Last edited by whyusewindows; 01-18-2014, 07:15 PM.

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