SteamSteam's January 2013 hardware survey is on, Linux is growing
by liamdawe February 5 at 8:41 pmSo the next instalment of the Steam hardware survey has landed and it's looking good for Linux so far!
This months Operating System Stats:
Windows 7 64 bit 55.55% -0.80%
Windows 7 14.18% +0.06%
Windows XP 32 bit 9.66% -0.37%
Windows 8 64 bit 8.04% +1.71%
Windows Vista 64 bit 3.28% -0.56%
Windows Vista 32 bit 2.74% -0.38%
MacOS 10.8.2 64 bit 1.88% +0.07%
MacOS 10.7.5 64 bit 0.83% -0.05%
MacOS 10.6.8 64 bit 0.73% -0.10%
Windows 8 0.72% +0.12%
Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit 0.43% +0.14%
Windows XP 64 bit 0.39% -0.02%
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%
MacOS 10.7.4 64 bit 0.12% -0.08%
Other 0.76% +0.05%
It's really interesting to note that every version of Ubuntu listed has growth!
So Ubuntu has had a total increase in market share on steam of 0.32%, may not sound like much but when you take into account how many users Steam is supposed to have that 0.32% is actually A LOT of people as Steam is supposed to have above 54 million active accounts.
It may also sound like more when you take into account that the Windows market share has an overall drop of -0.22%, yes drop, Windows has lost market share on Steam!
Not only that but Mac OS has -0.16% less as well.
Now before everyone jumps about this there is the "Other" category to note as well, they could be even older versions of Mac and Windows, it could also contain people using Steam in Wine so people should take my personal stats above as estimates.
Still, it's all very interesting. I am sure we will see continued growth month-on-month on Steam without a doubt.
Something else that is interesting is that Intels HD 3000 rains as king of the graphics chips with a 4.27% share, good job that intel drivers are in generally good shape nowadays for that chip then!
Do you think Linux will see continued growth? I personally would like to see at least "Other Linux" listed on their for completeness.
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