Steam Linux Usage Increases Slightly, Still Below 1%

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 2 November 2015 at 09:46 AM EST. 24 Comments
The 2015 October Steam Hardware/Software survey results are now available. While Steam Machines with SteamOS are just days away from launching, right now the Linux gaming market-share is reported at under 1%.

Compared to the September survey results, the Steam Linux usage for October is reported at 0.98%, or a 0.04% increase. Ubuntu Linux and Mint were the notable gainers.

Meanwhile, the Windows usage is reported at 95.39% and OS X at 3.54%. More details via the survey page. When breaking it down to just the Linux platform, the most popular hardware results are Linux gamers having 12GB+ of RAM, 80% are using Intel CPUs, Intel HD Graphics 4000/4400/3000/4600 are the most common graphics, GeForce GTX 970 is the most popular NVIDIA graphics card, and the Radeon HD 7900 series is most popular on the AMD side. The most common resolution remains 1920 x 1080.
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