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Steam statistics for February show Linux growth

Postby xenopeek on Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:57 am

Nice review of the Steam statistics: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/03/steam-fe ... linux.html. Shows Linux users jumping from 1.12% of the total number of users in January, to 2.02% in February. Linux Mint also shows up in the figures, with 0.17% of the Steam users being on Linux Mint 14 64-bit. Hey, I've been counted :)

Hoping this will lead to further growth of interest from users and developers both for Linux.
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Re: Steam statistics for February show Linux growth

Postby anandrkris on Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:58 am

Encouraging :-) Been waiting for them to release their h/w survey. But frankly, I expected the numbers to be more, considering that TF2 , popular game, is free-to-play on steam. Which also means there is huge potential gap to be filled.
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Re: Steam statistics for February show Linux growth

Postby anandrkris on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:29 pm

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTMyOTc

More details - I think may of them are 0% because of round-off errors!?

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit: 0.71%
Ubuntu 12.10: 0.38%
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64 bit: 0.31%
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS: 0.20%
Linux Mint 14 Nadia 64 bit: 0.17%
Linux 64 bit: 0.14%
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64 bit: 0.11%
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS: 0.06%
Linux Mint 14 Nadia: 0.05%
"Arch Linux" 64 bit: 0.05%
Linux Mint 13 Maya 64 bit: 0.04%
Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy) 64 bit: 0.03%
"Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow)" 64 bit: 0.03%
"openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64)" 64 bit: 0.03%
Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (development branch) 64 bit: 0.02%
Linux: 0.02%
Linux Mint 13 Maya: 0.02%
"Gentoo Base System release 2.1" 64 bit: 0.01%
"Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle)" 64 bit: 0.01%
elementary OS Luna 64 bit: 0.01%
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: 0.01%
Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy): 0.01%
Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (development branch): 0.01%
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit: 0.01%
"Gentoo Base System release 2.2" 64 bit: 0.01%
"Arch Linux": 0.01%
"openSUSE 12.2 (i586)": 0.01%
Linux 3.2 64 bit: 0.00%
"Manjaro Linux" 64 bit: 0.00%
Linux 3.2: 0.00%
elementary OS Luna: 0.00%
"NAME=Gentoo" 64 bit: 0.00%
Ubuntu-Secure-Remix 12.10 30nov2012 64 bit: 0.00%
"Chakra Linux" 64 bit: 0.00%
"Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow)": 0.00%
"Chakra" 64 bit: 0.00%
"Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle)": 0.00%
Zorin OS 6 64 bit: 0.00%
Debian GNU/Linux testing (wheezy) 64 bit: 0.00%
"Sabayon Linux amd64 11" 64 bit: 0.00%
"Manjaro Linux": 0.00%
Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit: 0.00%
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Re: Steam statistics for February show Linux growth

Postby Zorba on Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:54 am

Tux would beat Mac OS soon and "Windoze" you're next!!!! There's a new sheriff in town Image
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Re: Steam statistics for April

Postby anandrkris on Wed May 08, 2013 7:33 am

http://www.pcgamesn.com/windows-8-growing-steam-linux-barely-moves - Apparently, not so great news. Would be more interested to know the revenues than just sample number of users who were part of h/w survey. Also, Distros diversity seem to be less than what it used to be.
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey?platform=pc
Windows 7 64 bit >> 56.09% >> -0.92%
Windows 7 >> 13.86% >> -0.19%
Windows 8 64 bit >> 11.25% >> +0.96%
Windows XP 32 bit >> 8.54% >> -0.24%
Windows Vista 64 bit >> 4.61% >> +0.63%
Windows Vista 32 bit >> 2.70% >> -0.11%
Windows 8 >> 0.81% >> +0.01%
Windows XP 64 bit >> 0.39% >> +0.01%
Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit >> 0.37% >> -0.12%
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64 bit >> 0.24% >> -0.05%
Ubuntu 12.10 >> 0.14% >> -0.06%
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS >> 0.14% >> -0.02%
Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit >> 0.12% >> +0.12%
Linux Mint 14 Nadia 64 bit >> 0.11% >> -0.02%
Linux 64 bit >> 0.10% >> -0.02%
Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (development branch) 64 bit >> 0.06% >> +0.06%
Other >> 0.47% >> -0.05%

One of the comments - Quite liked the analogy. 8)
Really Windows is a dog and Linux is a cat. Windows is big and dumb but almost anyone can train it to fetch their slippers. Linux on the other hand is intelligent and conceptually nicer but once you get over the soft fur you realise that if you try to make it do something it doesn't want to then unless you're a specialist cat trainer the net result will be a lot of scratches.
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Re: Steam statistics for February show Linux growth

Postby xenopeek on Wed May 08, 2013 8:07 am

I though Steam for Linux was just for seeding the store with Linux games and giving the developers experience? The big jump and gamble is on the Steam Box later this year, which will be running Linux. Perhaps Valve will do something similar with Linux as Apple did with FreeBSD for their Steam Box (so it's there, you just don't see it unless you know it).
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Re: Steam statistics for February show Linux growth

Postby anandrkris on Wed May 08, 2013 9:12 am

True. This is only a precursor / testbed for Gabe Cube which will be released by Steam. The numbers are indicative only of PC gaming.
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Re: Steam statistics for February show Linux growth

Postby xenopeek on Wed May 08, 2013 10:28 am

anandrkris wrote:Gabe Cube

Gabe Station?
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Re: Steam statistics for February show Linux growth

Postby anandrkris on Wed May 08, 2013 11:56 am

xenopeek wrote:
anandrkris wrote:Gabe Cube

Gabe Station?

Yes, not sure of the real name. It was the nomenclature used in the link shared earlier. :)
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