Well, almost all other Linux steam users will first have set up a Steam account on Windows some time in the past. Hell, that survey done by Canonical a while back showed that 75% of their userbase still used windows.
What I'm trying to say, if they take every Linux Steam user and subtract that user from the Windows statistics, the percentages might look a little better. Not much, but it might approach 2%.
Windows XP (32 Bit)
I didn't expect, but Steam detects wine. It's okay with me as long as they don't block its usage.
On another note: I made some math and tried to analyze other values and changes on Valve's statistics page. Most notably, the number of systems running NTFS has decreased by 1.40 % to 94.54 %. The number of OS X systems has increased by 0.5 % to 3.72 %. As OS X uses HFS+, there are still changes of 0.9 % of all systems using something else than NTFS or HFS+. One candidate might be FAT, but I don't think there are any new systems using FAT. 'Other' has changed by 0.14 %. With the 0.8 % of Ubuntu systems added, this makes a reasonable guess of 0.94 % for Linux systems. Also, it matches quite well the change in NTFS systems percentage. With 3.72 % + 0.94 % = 4.66 %, there seem to be around 0.8 % of all systems running on FAT filesystems.
Sadly, the Steam client however still relies on 32-bit libraries (which means having to pull flash plugin shenanigans just to see the videos in the steam client on a 64-bit system that utilizes 64-browsers and plugins by default).Quote:
but at least the 64-bit Ubuntu Linux builds have much greater popularity than their 32-bit counterparts.
So most Steam users on Linux use 64-bit.
I hope Valve makes a 64-bit Steam client.
Isn't the client still in beta?