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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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Ultimatebadass on Wed 4th Dec 2013 20:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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Wayland


There would have to be GOOD (comparable to windows quality) Wayland graphic drivers for both AMD and nVidia (and intel, though those first 2 are more important) for that to happen.

SteamOS is not your average linux distro. It NEEDS to be good from the first release otherwise it's going to be a laughing stock. I hope valve understands that. They are trying to pull people away from windows gaming, if it sucks it's not going to happen.

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