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

"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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Fragmenting the small linux gaming market at this point would be completely counterproductive for their linux strategy, IMHO.

Another way to look at that would be that there isn't much to lose. There are problems with Linux at every turn when it comes to gaming so the question is, do you really want that to be your starting point, or is it better to throw out the crap to redo it properly and move on?

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