The January Steam Hardware & Software Survey shows some interesting results, particularly in terms of operating system distribution. Steam for Linux, which went into public beta in December, is being used by at least 1.12% of Steam users, split across four different versions of Ubuntu that stats are given for. Other distros make up an unknown amount of the 0.76% listed as "Other." Windows 8 makes up 8.76% of users, with more than 90% of those using the 64-bit version of the operating system. Windows 7 remains the most popular of the Windows OSs with 69.73% of total users with Windows XP at 10.05% and Windows Vista at 6.02%. That gives Windows a total share of 94.56%. Apple's MacOS makes up the final 3.56% of the userbase, just over three times that of Ubuntu's share. That said the Linux OS's share is growing, forcing down MacOS's share 0.16% from the previous month while Ubuntu's is up 0.32%. We'll see how much the Linux userbase continues to grow, especially as more games are added to the OS in anticipation of the upcoming Steam Box, which is known to be Linux-based.