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Steam to Discontinue Support for Older Versions of Windows and macOS

Summary

Steam, the popular gaming platform, will no longer provide official support for older versions of Windows and macOS starting from the beginning of 2024. This decision aligns with user preferences and the growing popularity of newer operating system versions. Statistics […]

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Steam, the popular gaming platform, will no longer provide official support for older versions of Windows and macOS starting from the beginning of 2024. This decision aligns with user preferences and the growing popularity of newer operating system versions.

Statistics have shown that a majority of Steam users (95.57 percent) already utilize Windows 10 and 11, which is consistent with the trend of operating system usage. These users will not be affected by the loss of support for older Windows versions.

However, there are still some users who rely on older operating system versions. Less than one percent of Steam platform users currently utilize Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 versions. November 2023 statistics indicate that these users account for just 0.22 percent. For these users, the decision to discontinue support for older Windows versions means they will no longer be able to use the Steam platform or will need to upgrade to newer operating system versions.

Support for older macOS versions will also be discontinued. Specifically, starting from February 15th, Steam will no longer provide support for macOS 10.13 and 10.14. While this will impact a smaller number of Steam platform users, it will still require them to upgrade their macOS versions in order to continue using Steam.

Changes to support for older operating system versions are common as developers and platforms follow trends and technological advancements. This decision is part of the process of directing resources towards supporting more modern and efficient platforms, providing users with better experiences and access to the latest functionalities.

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