As usual, the results of this month's Steam Hardware Survey have been collected, processed, and published, creating a useful cross-section of the overall community's installed computer equipment. Thanks to all of you who chose to participate, sharing your system information with us! We mentioned recently that as of July the survey collects a list of participants' installed software as well, and so it is now the Steam Hardware and Software Survey.
Valve has a long history of collecting statistics through our products and then sharing that information with the community (and whoever else will listen.) We use this kind of information to improve our games and services as much as we can, and we've heard from others in the software industry who also consider these reports to be invaluable. So this month, we've posted the software results online alongside the hardware information. There's some pretty interesting information in there, and there's more on the way as we continue to refine our data queries. Have a look and let us know what you think.