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The Linux market share still appears to be rising

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Looking at multiple places, it appears like the Linux desktop has been on something of a roll lately with the market share starting to trend upwards. As always with any kind of statistics gathering, you need a pinch of salt.

On the NetMarketShare website, the Linux share as we reported last month suddenly had an upwards surge from 1.36% to 2.87%. You could easily write it off once but here we are again and the Linux share has risen up to 3.17%. Even on their stats, it rising twice in a row is quite rare and never usually this much either. Looking into their stats further, it appears Ubuntu is the clear winner and what's pushing it going from 0.27% in March up to 2.11% in May.

It's somewhat backed up by Steam's statistics too, when you look at their monthly hardware survey. The Linux user share on there has risen now three months in a row which we keep an eye on with our Steam Tracker, and the trend there is pretty darn clear. Currently Linux is sat on 0.91% according to Valve's Steam survey.

We can speculate as much as we like as to why but we may never really know what's going on. More people at home, more people using Linux in the home than the old Windows machines at the office? Could be any mixture of things but it's still interesting to see.

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Pangaea 3 Jun
QuoteWe can speculate as much as we like as to why but we may never really know what's going on.

Probably due to Microsoft employees working from home
Quoting: TiixxelIt would be beautiful if this rise would stay and be consistent.
I think us users can contribute. Marketing costs. When anticheat support lands for WINE (EAC/BattleEye only) whole community should band together to spread the word. Where someone could edit a video displaying how many games can be played on Linux, like Marc Di Luzio did. From there we can share that video across social medias. There is a Twitter feature that I vaguely know off where many users can sign up to a premade tweet, and when the date and time that's set is met all the users who have signed up to it will tweet out.

As an example if 10,000 people participated in tweeting this:
QuoteLinux Gaming In 2020 - You'll Be Amazed By What's Now Possible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsylLTGIr_s
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/14552
Then that many tweets would flood Twitter. The first link would be video displaying gaming on Linux, the second one is link to Liam's Steam Play guide.

I think that would surely help get the word out about Linux. And it could become a yearly thing.
Quoting: LinuxwarperWhere someone could edit a video displaying how many games can be played on Linux, like Marc Di Luzio did.
This, uh, huh. Giving me some interesting ideas to consider… :S: I've got over a hundred games in my Steam library, I wonder how many I could splice into a coherent video? :)
Quoting: HoriIt's because Bill Gates invented the coronavirus, and because Windows comes with 5G preinstalled.
You never know when the next Windows update comes and it installs a microchip in you!

Wake up sheeple!

Like this? -> https://www.bitchute.com/video/T3NJKL3r1avU/
Quoting: PhiladelphusThis, uh, huh. Giving me some interesting ideas to consider… :S: I've got over a hundred games in my Steam library, I wonder how many I could splice into a coherent video? :)
The more videos displaying gaming on Linux the better. I would be happy to watch your video:)
Quoting: Linuxwarper
Quoting: PhiladelphusThis, uh, huh. Giving me some interesting ideas to consider… :S: I've got over a hundred games in my Steam library, I wonder how many I could splice into a coherent video? :)
The more videos displaying gaming on Linux the better. I would be happy to watch your video:)
Well I don't want to promise anything I won't end up delivering (especially as that would be a good amount of work to put together), but—thanks. I will think about it. :)
If Linux keeps rising at this rate, it will become the majority desktop operating system in only 5 years.

Seems like I've heard that one before...
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