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#1 2013-03-18 08:09:38

Chrishas
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Registered: 2012-11-03
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Arch in Feb 2013 Steam Hardware Survey

The February 2013 Steam hardware survey has been released and shows percentages for individual distros. Arch Linux 64bit is in 10th position (0.05%) which is pretty good IMHO considering everything above is either Ubuntu, Mint or a general Linux 64 bit.

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

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#2 2013-03-18 08:58:52

mar04
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From: Poland
Registered: 2010-02-08
Posts: 117

Re: Arch in Feb 2013 Steam Hardware Survey

It doesn't seem to detect I'm running Arch, unless it parses kernel version string.

Operating System Version:
    Linux (64 bit)
    Kernel Name:  Linux
    Kernel Version:  3.7.10-1-ARCH

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#3 2013-03-18 15:37:28

cookies
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Registered: 2013-01-17
Posts: 253

Re: Arch in Feb 2013 Steam Hardware Survey

what's more interesting: even though Windows is dominant (more than 94%), mac and linux have about the same share (nearly 2.5% linux).

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#4 2013-03-19 14:54:48

blackout23
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Registered: 2011-11-16
Posts: 780

Re: Arch in Feb 2013 Steam Hardware Survey

mar04 wrote:

It doesn't seem to detect I'm running Arch, unless it parses kernel version string.

Operating System Version:
    Linux (64 bit)
    Kernel Name:  Linux
    Kernel Version:  3.7.10-1-ARCH

It used to detect Arch Linux on my former installation. I reinstalled Arch to familiarize myself with UEFI boot.  They don't parse the kernel that's for sure. On my previous installation running "cat /etc/lsb-release" showed the information used to determine the distribution.
Now "System Information" only reports Linux (64 bit) and there is no /etc/lsb-release on my system. Could be that a rather large chuck if not all of Linux (64 Bit) comes from Arch Users. Wouldn't really surprise me Arch is rather popular when I surf the Steam Forums I bet it rivals most Linux distros with popularity as their main goal.

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