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Linux user share on Steam continues rising — highest for years again
3 August 2022 at 12:28 pm UTC

Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: WorMzySurprising to see such a big increase for Arch (and Manjaro) percentages while SteamOS remains almost static. I wonder if Valve have changed how SteamOS identifies itself, or if more people are making the jump to Arch-based distros for some reason.
I too was wondering why such a tiny increase in SteamOS. Especially since I remember last time there was an article like this, I swear SteamOS was at about 5%, meaning the current amount is a 50% increase since then, so did both the articles and the increase skip a month? Weird. It's not like they had a one month hiatus on delivering Steam Decks.
More likely, you skipped the article from last month.

Quoting: Eike
Quoting: mr-victorySteam Deck can be tracked accurately from its GPU, which is currently the most popular GPU among Linux users.

This sounds like some 50%, but it's at 7.56%.

... with a remarkable -0.01%, so not too accurate either, I fear.
Who knows? Maybe the remaining 0.04% Linux users really are crazy enough to get SteamOS 3.x running on another computer, we are talking about Linux users after all.. nah. Knowing Valve, it's probably a glitch. Just look at the language changes for Linux users: some, like Ukrainian and Japanese doubled their percentage just in the last month, it's so bad.

Quoting: adolsonIn any case, I think I'm too old to care much about any of this anymore.
/me tramples all over the lawn.

Linux user share on Steam continues rising — highest for years again
2 August 2022 at 1:49 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: ZeloxWill be interesting to see if we can fight with Mac by the end of next year ☺️
Funny you should mention that, I had just calculated the macOS user share for English users for comparison and it's 3.35% versus the 2.97% for Linux.

Steam Deck hits over 4,000 titles marked either Verified or Playable
31 July 2022 at 10:44 am UTC

As seen on TV (well.. Gamers Nexus HW News on YouTube)!

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
26 July 2022 at 8:46 am UTC

Quoting: ShmerlGood to see AMD GPUs usage finally almost catching up to Nvidia! In a few months it will probably get ahead :)
The driver situation will probably flip next week already, with FLOSS getting ahead of proprietary ones.

Quoting: PhiladelphusI also wonder how (if) the Intel market share is going to be changing in the near future with their new GPUs.
Especially since their Linux drivers are not in as bad a state as the Windows drivers.

PSA: For any Steam Deck users who selected Handheld as their main gaming machine in the first three months since release, there is now also a separate entry for the Steam Deck (because this is GamingOnSteamDeck now).

Tesla to demo Steam for more in-car gaming soon using Linux & Proton
19 July 2022 at 2:05 pm UTC Likes: 4

So I just learned the other day that Elon Musk was removed as CEO of PayPal because he tried to move the infrastructure from Unix to Windows. Guess he learned his lesson.

13 years ago we appeared online, Happy Birthday to GamingOnLinux
5 July 2022 at 10:08 am UTC Likes: 3

I know a happy birthday song that's fitting. Original is by English punk band The Lurkers but as a German, all I got my hands on as a teenager was a cover version by Die Toten Hosen from their album Learning English Lesson One.

Linux share on Steam hits highest peak in years thanks to Steam Deck
5 July 2022 at 9:00 am UTC

Quoting: mphuZ
Quoting: LightkeyI think you are mixing up SteamOS with Steam SDK.
No. Runtime did not appear immediately and a lot depended on the distribution itself.
Right, I mixed it up myself, I meant the Steam Runtime. Like Purple Li.. that one said, SteamOS was not exactly a great distribution to use and you had no advantage over using the Runtime on a different distribution.

Linux share on Steam hits highest peak in years thanks to Steam Deck
4 July 2022 at 9:05 am UTC

Quoting: mphuZ
Quoting: WorMzyJust like SteamOS v1 and v2 did?
Yes. With a small contribution to these systems, Valve achieved its goal - SteamOS became the minimum that developers focused on.
I think you are mixing up SteamOS with Steam SDK.

Linux share on Steam hits highest peak in years thanks to Steam Deck
3 July 2022 at 1:48 pm UTC

Quoting: kokoko3k
Quoting: g000h
Quoting: nocriAccording to the trend line in the plot, linux will hit 50% of the market share sometime in June of 2500. I need to make memo for my grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand children to check this out :)

Heh. I did a similar calculation a year or two ago, regarding the length of time before the Earth became completely broken and not habitable and it is shorter than that, i.e. 300 years.

I'm guessing your calculation is based on linear growth, rather than exponential (or other) mathematical model?
We have to ask liam how is the trend.
For that, best ignore the official graph, which is skewed by unrealistically high swings in Chinese (100% Windows) users, causing the perceived upwards trend of Linux. The best indicator of relative growth is the graph limited to English-only users, showing Linux user share being mostly flat until the Steam Deck was announced, at the bottom of the Steam Tracker page.

AOKZOE are the latest to attempt a Steam Deck rival with the AOKZOE A1
29 June 2022 at 12:27 pm UTC

I commend them for their choice of APU, it's the only current model with the 680M IGP that isn't meant for high-end laptops, so it can be configured down to 15W if necessary while using 12 RDNA2 CUs (the lower models all have 6 and Steam Deck 8). The only downside of that model is that so far it is non-existent.