Steam: Linux user percentage close to Mac, Ubuntu 12.10 most popular

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 4 March 2013 23:24 GMT

Since Steam officially launched its Linux client in mid-February, users have increased to more than 2% of total user base.

2% doesn’t sound like much perhaps, but it’s worth noting that Mac users represent just over 3% of total users, despite having been supported for much longer. Trends show Mac operating systems are losing popularity while Linux is on the rise, too.

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit is the most popular Linux OS. MacOS 10.8.2 64 bit is the most-used flavour os OS-X, and Windows 7 sits supreme for PC users.

See the stats broken down by family below. View the full breakdown on Steam’s survey page.

    Windows

  • Windows 7 64 bit 55.48%
  • Windows 7 13.83%
  • Windows XP 32 bit 8.97%
  • Windows 8 64 bit 8.89%
  • Windows Vista 64 bit 3.30%
  • Windows Vista 32 bit 2.54%
  • Windows 8 0.74%
  • Windows XP 64 bit 0.36%
  • Windows total: 94.11%
    Mac OS-X

  • MacOS 10.8.2 64 bit 1.71%
  • MacOS 10.7.5 64 bit 0.74%
  • MacOS 10.6.8 64 bit 0.62%
  • Mac total: 3.07%
    Linux

  • Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit 0.71%
  • Ubuntu 12.10 0.38%
  • Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64 bit 0.31%
  • Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 0.20%
  • Linux Mint 14 Nadia 64 bit 0.17%
  • Linux 64 bit 0.14%
  • Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64 bit 0.11%
  • Linux total: 2.02%

Thanks, GameInformer.

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