Linux Usage Rose By A Tiny Amount On Steam Last Month
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 2 April 2015 at 08:29 AM EDT. 47 Comments
Valve's monthly hardware/software survey is out for the data collected in March and provides an interesting look at the current Linux gaming market-share.

Steam Linux usage rose... by 0.04%. The reported Steam Linux usage is now reportedly at 1.06%. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS continues to be the most popular reported distribution followed by Ubuntu 14.10 and then Linux Mint 17.1.

As usual, it's no big surprise Linux gaming accounts for only about 1% of Steam, but later this year when SteamOS matures and Steam Machines start shipping, hopefully Linux will be better represented.

The survey results can be found via
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