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[3]: Comment by shmerl
by Ultimatebadass on Wed 4th Dec 2013 21:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
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The difference is that steam in its infancy days had no real competition. In the os market there are already better alternatives for people to turn to, so if it fails to impress it's not going to last. We'll see, i'm anxious to see what kind of waves (if any) can it generate among AAA publishers.

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