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Steam Hardware Survey Changes, Now Split Per-Platform
Posted , 27 February 2014 at 10:42 am UTC / 10766 views
In a move that has delighted me, Valve has split up the Steam Hardware Survey to better show each platform individually.

So, we now don't have this random "other" in the main list, it seems some of it is now accounted for in each lists total, hooray!

Something to note is that it doesn't show the lesser represented distro's, I for example use Manjaro which isn't shown.

So, to look back on January Linux was actually on 1.34%, not 1.11%!

Screen-shot for proofs:
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It's good to finally get a more accurate look at the Steam stats. I hope they keep this in place in a few days for February's statistics.

What do you make to these changes?

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minj commented on 27 February 2014 at 11:11 am UTC

I for one am glad to see 32 bit linux going away. Sadly Windows is slow to catch up. And that is not likely to change considering the situation in China.

I for one am glad to see 32 bit linux going away. Sadly Windows is slow to catch up. And that is not likely to change considering the situation in China.

edgley commented on 27 February 2014 at 11:37 am UTC

Now, correct me if I'm wrong but, the totals leave 0.10% unaccounted for?

Now, correct me if I'm wrong but, the totals leave 0.10% unaccounted for?

AX Redneck commented on 27 February 2014 at 11:40 am UTC

There's Wine somewhere among "Windows XP 32 bit 5.96% -0.09%"

There's Wine somewhere among "Windows XP 32 bit 5.96% -0.09%"

liamdawe commented on 27 February 2014 at 11:43 am UTC

edgleyNow, correct me if I'm wrong but, the totals leave 0.10% unaccounted for?

These are the proper totals, including what was originally in "Other" since they took it out.

[quote=edgley]Now, correct me if I'm wrong but, the totals leave 0.10% unaccounted for?[/quote] These are the proper totals, including what was originally in "Other" since they took it out.

edgley commented on 27 February 2014 at 11:49 am UTC

liamdaweThese are the proper totals, including what was originally in "Other" since they took it out.

Yeah, but 95.00 + 3.56 + 1.34 = 99.90.

So 0.10% of the statistics submitted don't have an OS?

AX RedneckThere's Wine somewhere among "Windows XP 32 bit 5.96% -0.09%"

Although I no longer bother with Steam in Wine, I used to run it in a 64 bit prefix and using Windows 7 as the default OS. Pretty sure Wine statistics will be all over the place depending on what is needed for certain games.

[quote=liamdawe]These are the proper totals, including what was originally in "Other" since they took it out.[/quote] Yeah, but 95.00 + 3.56 + 1.34 = 99.90. So 0.10% of the statistics submitted don't have an OS? [quote=AX Redneck]There's Wine somewhere among "Windows XP 32 bit 5.96% -0.09%"[/quote] Although I no longer bother with Steam in Wine, I used to run it in a 64 bit prefix and using Windows 7 as the default OS. Pretty sure Wine statistics will be all over the place depending on what is needed for certain games.

liamdawe commented on 27 February 2014 at 11:51 am UTC

Hah didn't even notice that you're right!

Hah didn't even notice that you're right!

Anonymous commented on 27 February 2014 at 12:01 pm UTC

I was surveyed in Steam whilst in Manjaro a few weeks ago rather surprisingly, so I guess I'm in the "Linux 64bit" category. Never had the survey pop up whilst in Linux before and I was in the Steam Linux Client beta way back when so I've only had to wait ~16 months for that! Maybe the glitch with not sending surveys to Linux clients has been resolved? My guess is it hasn't and I was just lucky to get the survey because I'd expect the Linux share to rise a little once that particular glitch (or whatever is behind it) has actually been sorted out. I'm pretty sure that there's a large amount of Linux only users that still haven't seen the survey ever. I've had it multiple times whilst in Windows in the last year. When I was still gaming on Windows a lot I used to get the survey most months. Now I'm mostly gaming on Linux I've seen it once in Linux and 3-4 times in Windows (which I rarely touch these days). Usually I see it Windows when I haven't booted into it for months and the survey pops up as soon as the Steam client loads. Most annoying.

minjI for one am glad to see 32 bit linux going away.
32bit in general needs to die. It'll be 30 years old next year (the Intel 80386 was the first 32bit processor, released in 1985). That alone is a reason to kill off 32bit. Everything really should be 64bit by now. In fact, where's my 64bit flying car and/or hoverboard? Hollywood lied to me!!!!!!!!

I was surveyed in Steam whilst in Manjaro a few weeks ago rather surprisingly, so I guess I'm in the "Linux 64bit" category. Never had the survey pop up whilst in Linux before and I was in the Steam Linux Client beta way back when so I've only had to wait ~16 months for that! Maybe the glitch with not sending surveys to Linux clients has been resolved? My guess is it hasn't and I was just lucky to get the survey because I'd expect the Linux share to rise a little once that particular glitch (or whatever is behind it) has actually been sorted out. I'm pretty sure that there's a large amount of Linux only users that still haven't seen the survey ever. I've had it multiple times whilst in Windows in the last year. When I was still gaming on Windows a lot I used to get the survey most months. Now I'm mostly gaming on Linux I've seen it once in Linux and 3-4 times in Windows (which I rarely touch these days). Usually I see it Windows when I haven't booted into it for months and the survey pops up as soon as the Steam client loads. Most annoying. [quote=minj]I for one am glad to see 32 bit linux going away.[/quote] 32bit in general needs to die. It'll be 30 years old next year (the Intel 80386 was the first 32bit processor, released in 1985). That alone is a reason to kill off 32bit. Everything really should be 64bit by now. In fact, where's my 64bit flying car and/or hoverboard? Hollywood lied to me!!!!!!!!

3vi1 commented on 27 February 2014 at 12:07 pm UTC

liamdawe
edgleyNow, correct me if I'm wrong but, the totals leave 0.10% unaccounted for?
These are the proper totals, including what was originally in "Other" since they took it out.

There's absolutely no way these include all the 'Other' numbers, unless you believe that absolutely no one is running Steam on a 32-bit Linux other than Ubuntu 13.10 (and I know I am).

[quote=liamdawe][quote=edgley]Now, correct me if I'm wrong but, the totals leave 0.10% unaccounted for? [/quote] These are the proper totals, including what was originally in "Other" since they took it out.[/quote] There's absolutely no way these include all the 'Other' numbers, unless you believe that absolutely no one is running Steam on a 32-bit Linux other than Ubuntu 13.10 (and I know I am).

WorMzy commented on 27 February 2014 at 12:15 pm UTC

I wonder how the 39.26% "other" in the Linux version statistics breaks down. It apparently got a sizable bump this month (+7.62%!)..

I wonder how the 39.26% "other" in the Linux version statistics breaks down. It apparently got a sizable bump this month (+7.62%!)..

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