I myself didn't even care about the available titles on the Linux beta Steam, I just wanted to see how the app itself worked. It might aswell be most Linux gamers have tried out the beta out of curiosity. Or it might be most stayed with Wine (or Windows) simply because they weren't running Ubuntu and didn't want "hacks" or betas.
Sorry for going on a rant, but been a gamer and an IT, even if mainly a Linux user and want to become a Linux admin (just don't think I am ready to do it in a professional environment), I kind of get stuck with Windows.
1) Early adopters had their time by now. And if not, next survey will show those numbers correctly. Next bump should be visible when Valve officially bless Steam on other distros. (Personally I await port of steam for MeeGo for Nexus tablets :P)
2) Other (those who will actually wont to PLAY GAMES) will come with games. And those will take their time. 2y for writing multiplatform game. So OSX will have them faster than any Linux. On the other hand I do await for games that DO NOT AGE so much. Like old titles (bundles with wine and/or dosbox), or games based on constant refinements by DLC's and expansions (Like HoI3, EUIV, CKII, and other Paradox Interactive productions.) So when I buy them I still can enjoy up-to-date game. (And CKII should have its Linux port!!)
Commander Keen 6 was so much better than 2. :DQuote:
(And CKII should have its Linux port!!)