Windows 10 faces slight decline in Steam - briefly
(hx) 11:32 AM EDT - Aug,02 2017 - Post a comment
According to Valve's hardware report - which is based on optional user surveys - for the month of July 2017, it appears that Windows 10 has fallen to 50.49%. More importantly, this decline has been attributed to the 64-bit version of the OS rather than the 32-bit iteration. Windows 7's user base climbed to 36.99%, which is an increase of 0.85 percentage points. All other versions of Windows lost some of their user base. As a result, the overall user base for Windows fell slightly as well, and now accounts for 96.12% of surveyed Steam users. The report indicated some positive news for operating systems developed by other companies. While the increases in percentage are within the margin of error, Apple's OS X/macOS grew to 3.11% and Linux progressed to 0.74%. There were no changes in the hardware side of the report with 8GB of system RAM still the most-used configuration. The display resolution for primary displays and multi-monitor setups remained 1920x1080 and 3840x1080 respectively.