Steam Linux Usage Drops Lower... Below 0.9%
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 2 June 2015 at 11:37 AM EDT. 65 Comments
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Last month Steam Linux usage dropped below 1.0% during April, which was the lowest point we've seen it in some time with the monthly OS average attributing Linux to a 1.0~1.6% average. However, the May numbers are out and the Steam Linux usage has declined even further.

According to the latest Steam Hardware Survey results updated for May 2015, the Linux marketshare is pegged at 0.88%. This is a 0.06% drop for Linux while OS X gained 0.07% last month and Windows was done by 0.02%. This is a new low-point for the Steam Linux usage data, which some argue is an inaccurate metric of Linux market-share, etc. However, long story short, there will probably be big no swings in Linux usage until the Steam Machines start debuting later this year, SteamOS has stabilized, and more AAA games begin seeing quality Linux ports in a timely manner.


You can dig through the latest Steam survey data at SteamPowered.com.
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