Steam’s Survey Shows Windows 8 Already Beating Mac

According to the latest Steam hardware survey, Windows 8 is becoming the fastest growing operating system among Steam users, with 4.69% of the distribution platform’s users employing it. Microsoft’s latest OS has even overtaken the combined Mac OS X variants. As a point of comparison, Windows 7 dominates the chart with just under 75% of the user base, with Windows XP maintaining a healthy second place, with just over 10% of users.

Windows 8 experienced a 2.66% growth relative to last month’s survey, while Windows 7 and XP experienced small declines of less than 1%.

The hardware survey is an opt-in service, so the polled data only reflects those users who were willing to partake.

via PC Gamer

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4 Comments on Steam’s Survey Shows Windows 8 Already Beating Mac


On December 4, 2012 at 7:19 am

Awesome! O.O


On December 4, 2012 at 7:22 am

Sorry wrong post :S Windows 8 is awful


On December 4, 2012 at 9:11 am

Windows 8 can kiss my Backside. Wont touch it with a 15K pole. Hope they do better with the next. I tend to skip every other gen. Skipped Vista without a care.


On December 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I only just got Windows 7 about six months ago, chances are I’ll skip 8 completely.