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Fearing Microsoft will build a walled garden around Windows 8, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell begain focusing Steam development on Linux, and that effort is starting to show up in the real world. To wit, the latest Steam Hardare Survey reveals that Linux usage on Steam has more than doubled in February, jumping from 0.8 percent a month prior to 2.02 percent currently.

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Not too surprising. It will grow to 5% or so and then level off. Right now we're seeing all the excitement around the Linux release take effect, but that will soon die off as the larger portion of Linux gamers try it out.

Good for Linux users, but not exactly ground breaking.
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They need to release more client versions. I tried loading it up in CentOS 6.3, but could not get it, though I am a linux noob. Tried the Fedora builds, and the repackaging a Debian build instructions, but could not get either to work.
 
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post #4 of 36
I hope this is the beginning of a trend that will make more games available on an open source OS.
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Of course it grew, considering the press Steam got for anouncing their official support. Numbers will grow, but what we are looking at is the initial flux of people that were already on the edge.
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get cod4 on there, then we'll talk
 
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LOL. Love the naysayers. Just wonder how many of you guys complain about not having choice or control of things you buy? How many of you complain about Win8 and all that. God...shoot a person for trying something different why don't you. And if you're waiting for a game to come to Linux then you're only making the delay longer. Consumers need to be proactive or they'll be at the mercy of producers. You want games moved onto Linux then move onto Linux and the games will follow. But that would be too much effort. I'm sorry but it's tiresome to hear people complain about things and never do anything to change it. /Rant

If we make the 5% mark by summer that will be impressive.
     
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Does that number include wine users or is it only native steamlinux users?
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So instead of 5 there's now 10 people? redface.gif

(I'M JOKING AS IT'S NOT ALWAYS SO OBVIOUS.)
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LOL. Love the naysayers. Just wonder how many of you guys complain about not having choice or control of things you buy? How many of you complain about Win8 and all that. God...shoot a person for trying something different why don't you. And if you're waiting for a game to come to Linux then you're only making the delay longer. Consumers need to be proactive or they'll be at the mercy of producers. You want games moved onto Linux then move onto Linux and the games will follow. But that would be too much effort. I'm sorry but it's tiresome to hear people complain about things and never do anything to change it. /Rant

If we make the 5% mark by summer that will be impressive.

naysayers or not ... Dev's wont move to a platform with no revenue. Hard core gammers wont move to a platform with no titles.

Catch 22

When steam box releases then we'll see a larger flux into linux. Cant wait to see the outcome.
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