|Windows 8 gains over Mac in Steam hardware survey, 6% behind Windows XP|
|Posted: 03.12.2012 15:11 by Simon Priest||Comments: 2|
The latest results from Valve's hardware survey from Steam has Windows 7 64-bit carrying a 58.58% share of the user base, with 32-bit Windows 7 the second largest at 13.98%.
How fares Microsoft's new tablet-style Windows 8? The 64-bit edition has soared past all MacOS versions and occupies between Windows Vista 64 and 32-bit at 4.25%.
It's a royal rumbling stats-off! The 32-bit Windows 8 holds just 0.44%, which is marginally behind Windows XP 64-bit. Both Windows 8 versions are growing, while others shrink.
Interestingly the only have been for Windows Vista 64-bit and MacOS 10.7.5. 64-bit at 0.03% each. It's not surprising that Windows & continues to lead the pack for both versions, especially as PC gamers are said to be a little wary of the new Windows 8 because of questionable decision designs by Microsoft, like no Start Menu - b*stards!
Steam is in closed beta testing for a Linux-based client which includes Team Fortress 2 and 24 other titles from third-parties. Valve's Gabe Newell criticised the new Windows OS for 'closing' the platform, and argued that Linux now represented more of what the Windows platform used to be like for software developers.
Source: PC Gamer