Quote Originally Posted by duglambier View Post
The problem is : How can we count the number of true Linux users who use wine and Windows games on tjeir computer ?
It is a difficult problem, sure. Even if it's tricky to get accurate figures, there are a few ways to acquire useful statistics though:

(a) There are Linux-specific distributors of games, such as tuxgames, where even though it's the original Windows copy, it's obvious if you're buying games from them that you're getting it for the purpose of running on Linux.

(b) Surveys are good. Just run a poll at a forum for a particular game asking people what platform they play on. As an example:


You'll note Linux is doing pretty well.

(c) Since a lot of games with Linux binaries have to be downloaded separately, it's easy to monitor the number of downloads for these binaries.