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GOL's Linux & SteamOS gamer survey results for December

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The last GOL Survey results of our Linux & SteamOS user survey for 2015, wow what a year! The next survey will be available on January 1st and run for two weeks as usual.

I don't really have many comments to make on it right now, as there's not really any shocks.

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A small dip here, nothing to worry about, as the numbers are still pretty good overall.

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I'm going to be honest, I actually thought this number would be higher. Even I have started to use Wine again for some older games. I refuse to lock myself out of old titles I already own and love simply because I am on Linux now.

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I will be really shocked if this ever really changes more than it is already.

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Remember our sales page folks!

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This one most surprised me. Then I had a think about it, and our audience here mostly build their own, or are happy with their PC. To get this moving we need to expand the reach of the survey really.

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If any questions are missing, let me know. It's hard to keep track of so many images all at once and in the order they go in. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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minj 22 Dec, 2015
Looks like arch is growing :)

It's funny how 5 DEs have an almost identical share
linux_gamer 22 Dec, 2015
Almost all movement seems to be statistical noise. But the unique questions are interesting!
WorMzy 22 Dec, 2015
Quoting: minjLooks like arch is growing :)

It actually shrunk this month vs. last month (both in real numbers, and percentage).


Liam, could you add the "Survey" tag to the last results (here), it wasn't too hard to find the article, but it could've been easier if it was tagged like this one.


Last edited by WorMzy on 22 December 2015 at 10:54 pm UTC
Nouser 22 Dec, 2015
I just want those legendary Intel propietary drivers...
Segata Sanshiro 22 Dec, 2015
I bet any money that the extra 5% of people buying Windows games is made up entirely of people who couldn't resits and bought Fallout 4. Can't blame them really, we'll probably never see it on Linux, which makes me sad.
GustyGhost 23 Dec, 2015
Quoting: minjLooks like arch is growing :)

It's funny how 5 DEs have an almost identical share

A testament to a healthy, diverse set of interfaces competing with eachother. The same can't be said for the distributions category which appears to be Debian/Arch dominated.


Last edited by GustyGhost on 23 December 2015 at 12:56 am UTC
Liam Dawe 23 Dec, 2015
Quoting: WorMzy
Quoting: minjLooks like arch is growing :)

It actually shrunk this month vs. last month (both in real numbers, and percentage).


Liam, could you add the "Survey" tag to the last results (here), it wasn't too hard to find the article, but it could've been easier if it was tagged like this one.

Done, sorry about that.
Aryvandaar 23 Dec, 2015
I've been playing Star Wars The Old Republic a lot the past few months on my Windows system.


Last edited by Aryvandaar on 23 December 2015 at 9:34 am UTC
lvlark 23 Dec, 2015
Quoting: AnxiousInfusionA testament to a healthy, diverse set of interfaces competing with eachother. The same can't be said for the distributions category which appears to be Debian/Arch dominated.

The first, I'm happy about. For my personal options, but it's also convenient for new users to be able to pick a DE that suits them.
The second, I don't know. Too much different distro's with too much different ways of doing things can make it hard to find your way. Around the system, or to resources that apply to your system. But as I said, I don't really know, never tried anything other than Ubuntu/Debian.

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Just to clarify, I feel like options 'under the hood' aren't going to matter much to most end-users. It can be confusing though, did I pick the right one?


Last edited by lvlark on 24 December 2015 at 9:59 am UTC
pr4vus 24 Dec, 2015
Quoting: Segata SanshiroI bet any money that the extra 5% of people buying Windows games is made up entirely of people who couldn't resits and bought Fallout 4. Can't blame them really, we'll probably never see it on Linux, which makes me sad.

Right with you there, i think the ones who will never turn to the "right" side are Bethesda and Blizzard, good riddance i don't really like their games anyway.
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