Steam Linux Usage Rose 0.1% During September
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 2 October 2014 at 09:25 AM EDT. 28 Comments
The Steam hardware/software survey results are out for the trailing month... Linux usage saw a 0.1% rise.

For August the Steam Linux usage was at 1.06% while for September the Linux total added up to 1.16% with the results that were updated over the night. Linux at 1.16% saw gains for Ubuntu 14.04.1, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, and Linux 3.10 64-bit (Arch Linux).

Linux rose to 1.16% while Windows dropped 0.12% down to 95.35% and OS X usage rose 0.05% to 3.42%. When it comes to Linux hardware status for the month, Linux users were mostly running with around 3GB of RAM, 77% used Intel processors, 1920 x 1080 was the most commn display size, and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit was the most popular distribution.

You can dig through all of the Steam Survey results at Overall there's no big upsets for the month with the Linux gaming adoption routinely being 1.0~1.5%. There's no major swings expected until the introduction of Steam Machines, any Linux-first launch titles, or other fundamental reasons for gamers to shift from Windows to Linux. At least in September Linux gamers finally got the port of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
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