The news that Steam was now officially available for Linux has seemingly empowered many would-be Linux gamers around the world to get their act together, as the latest Steam Hardware Survey shows.
The results, posted by Valve, show an uptake in Linux usage from a combined 0.8% (across all Linux distros) to 2.02%, indicating a more-than-doubling over the total number of Linux users. Of course its only a mere percentage point when compared to the juggernaut that is Windows 7, but such a quick uptake in such a small time is undeniably impressive.
Speaking of Windows 7, that juggernaut has taken a very small downturn, dropping down to 69% of total users. Windows 8 however has made gains, indicating that perhaps gamers aren’t as opposed to the new OS as reports may have indicated.