So as usual Steam has published their monthly user statistics and it's looking ever better for Linux!
Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit 0.71% +0.28%
Ubuntu 12.10 0.38% +0.19%
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64 bit 0.31% +0.31%
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 0.20% +0.20%
Linux Mint 14 Nadia 64 bit 0.17% +0.17%
Linux 64 bit 0.14% +0.14%
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64 bit 0.11% -0.22%
Last Month Linux Stats
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64 bit 0.33% +0.07%
Ubuntu 12.10 0.19% +0.07%
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 0.17% +0.04%
Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit 0.43% +0.14%
So Linux's market share on Steam has risen 0.9% in the space of one month
This is leaving out "Other 0.82% +0.06%" as I don't like to include it and assume it is Linux when it could be a mix of other things, but even that is higher as well.
Considering Mac has a total of 3.07% this is welcome news since going by these stats we really aren't far behind them at all.
They have added "Linux 64 bit" and Limit Mint 14 Nadia 64bit into this months official stats it seems, I hope "Linux 64 bit" counts all other distro's and if so I hope they do this for 32 bit as well soon so we can get an even more accurate public measure for Steam.
As always take anything other than the official stats with pinches of salt as sometimes my math and thought patterns can be wrong.
It would be nice if we could find out what % of the total user base filled out the survey to get more of a decent picture.