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  • April's Steam Survey Shows Their Linux Users At 0.76%, macOS Drops Below 3%

    Phoronix: April's Steam Survey Shows Their Linux Users At 0.76%, macOS Drops Below 3%

    With the start of a new month brings us new figures from Valve with regard to their controversial Steam Survey...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...7-Steam-Survey

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    One could argue that Linux would be "everything except Mac and Windows" (because of fragmented reporting of the system name/type), which would place it at 100 - 96.13 - 2.99 = 0.88%.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
      One could argue that Linux would be "everything except Mac and Windows" (because of fragmented reporting of the system name/type), which would place it at 100 - 96.13 - 2.99 = 0.88%.
      Windows could be defined as "everything except Mac and Linux" ...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by atomsymbol View Post
        Windows could be defined as "everything except Mac and Linux" ...
        Not sure if you're just kidding or not, but as I stated: "... because of the fragmented way of reporting...", which is not the case on Windows. Each windows install reports a sane and consistent string, and there are only a limited number of Windows variants (not counting specific minor updates), and the same goes for MacOS.

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        • #5
          I just want to point out that there is a bug that when using the system information function in steam it crashes the client stopping many of us from completing the survey. I know this bug happens to me.

          https://github.com/ValveSoftware/ste...ux/issues/4856

          So large grain of salt needed...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
            One could argue that Linux would be "everything except Mac and Windows" (because of fragmented reporting of the system name/type), which would place it at 100 - 96.13 - 2.99 = 0.88%.
            Even with this inflation, it is still less than Windows XP 32bit

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dungeon View Post

              Even with this inflation, it is still less than Windows XP 32bit
              That's obviously because Wine (up until very recent development releases) creates a Windows XP prefix by default.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by boltronics View Post

                That's obviously because Wine (up until very recent development releases) creates a Windows XP prefix by default.
                Yeah

                6.82% of 32bit Windowses are there and Linux and OS_X together are at 3.75%... That moment would probably be real news once at least we beat these dead horses

                Obviosly these are our first rate concurention to beat , so let say - maybe in another 2 years, maybe not
                Last edited by dungeon; 05-02-2017, 08:30 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dungeon View Post

                  Yeah

                  6.82% of 32bit Windowses are there and Linux and OS_X together are at 3.75%... That moment would probably be real news once at least we beat these dead horses

                  Obviosly these are our first rate concurention , so let say - maybe in another 2 years, maybe not
                  In truth, I've played (and finished) far more games under Wine than native games. I keep a record over at https://systemsaviour.com/finished-games/

                  Gotta go - Resident Evil HD Remaster under Wine 2.7 Staging (which I just finished compiling) is calling me.

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                  • #10
                    They are not even capable of providing 64 bit version of steam so f*ck them im not installing steam on my linux systems anymore... I tried dota 2 week ago (i3-4160 and GTX 750 Ti) and its running much worse than on windows even with Vulkan renderer enabled on both systems... after 2-3 games there is huge stuttering and the game is unplayable until i reboot my pc.

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