Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Dec 2013 18:06 UTC
Linux

"Joining the Linux Foundation is one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming," Mike Sartain, a key member of the Linux team at Valve said. "Through these efforts we hope to contribute tools for developers building new experiences on Linux, compel hardware manufacturers to prioritize support for Linux, and ultimately deliver an elegant and open platform for Linux users."

Mark my words: Valve will do for Linux gaming what Android did for Linux mobile. Much crow will be eaten by naysayers in a few years.

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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 4th Dec 2013 19:55 UTC
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Valve will do for Linux gaming what Android did for Linux mobile.


I hope Valve's SteamOS will be better than Android on mobile. Valve didn't create a split and hopefully will be using a regular glibc Linux stack including the graphics (Wayland and etc.). So it will benefit all Linux distros at large in the long run. Android on the other hand created a hard split and benefits only itself.

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