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Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Valve Steam Windows stats.


Hi :)

I think that LibreOffice will be recognised as "OpenOffice" because the codebase
is so much the same.


Look in your systems monitor to see what processes are running. LibreOffice
shows up as "soffice". Or try starting LibreOffice from the command-line. The
command is soffice both results exactly the same as with OpenOffice.


The key message i get from those stats is that people prefer OpenSource for
heavy, efficient usage but are happy enough to stay with MS for occasional use.

Web-browsers are highly likely to be used by an on-line gaming community.
Office packages would be extra bloat on a system that many gamers would be
streamlining. We can't really read much into office suites figures quoted in
Steam's stats.


On a side-issue, we would expect an on-line gamer community to be extremely
fussy and knowledgeable about web-browsers so the stats are interesting there
...

63.05% have FireFox
19.82% have Internet Explorer
08.69% have Safari
Sadly the stats don't include 'obvious' choices such as Chrome. Anyway, more
people have gone to the trouble of adding MS Office's database program than have
kept IE!


Remember this is only Windows users so seeing Safari at all is a surprise. When
the Mac figures are released i would expect 90% of them to have Safari because
it is easier to stick with whatever is already there rather than install
something new. Uninstalling something takes extra unnecessary effort when you
can have both/some/all side-by-side. That is what is so amazing about the
stats. IE is automatically included in almost all installs of Windows but
people have been actively removing it!



Also Steam is dedicated to preventing linux users using Steam's services. A few
linux-users might have slipped in with Wine, Codeweavers, PlayOnLinux or
something but most of them are likely to have a dual-boot system that avoids
"giving away" that they are on linux. Even on their support page it states
"There are no plans to create a native Linux Steam Client at this time."

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1313-QIPD-5381
Most people that have been trying to get Steam working in Linux will recognise
the quote as a massive understatement.


Finally, Steam is for gamers so it is amazing to see that any of them have any
Office Suite installed as it is "extra bloat". As i already stated a lot of
linux users are likely to have a dual/multi-boot for this type of thing, if they
take their gaming seriously. Windows users generally might not be so savvy
about optimising their systems. Out of all Windows users it seems that gamers
are most likely to have a dual-boot system and most likely to have optimised the
gaming boot even though it is not easy to do this with Windows. Dual-booting
is easy if linux is in the mix because the linux boot-loaders automatically
detect other operating systems and automatically add them into a menu for the
user to be able to choose.

Interesting stats but "take with a pinch of salt" with regard to Office Suites
Well found and many regards from
Tom :)





________________________________
From: drew <drew@baseanswers.com>
To: marketing@libreoffice.org
Cc: marketing@us.libreoffice.org
Sent: Wed, 2 February, 2011 3:02:45
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Valve Steam Windows stats.

On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 20:06 -0600, Dave Johnson wrote:
> According to Valve Steam (http://www.steampowered.com) The hardware survey of
>Windows machines have 14.63% install base of OpenOffice.org. No mention of
>LibreOffice... yet. Macintosh info is coming soon. We are talking over 3
>million steam clients at peak network times.
>
> OpenOffice on Windows 14.63%
>
>
> http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/

Hi Dave,

Oddly perhaps I find the most interesting number to be MS Front Page. I
wonder how many of the 25 Million users opted in to the survey?

Thanks for pointing this survey out.

Drew

ps - this would be the type of email that deserves to go to the
international list, as you did, and then it doesn't really need to be
posted to the US specific list also, IMO, which makes it harder to
follow the conversation as it progresses.


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[libreoffice-marketing] Valve Steam Windows stats.Dave Johnson <davefilms.us@gmail.com>
Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Valve Steam Windows stats.drew <drew@baseanswers.com>
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