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]: Android did for Linux?
by Slambert666 on Thu 5th Dec 2013 06:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Android did for Linux?"
Slambert666
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2008-10-30

Yeah dude.
That diatribe is a unholy mix of rewriting history, strawman attacks an plain old making stuff up...

www.openmoko.org kurkosdr pre-dates the existence of Meego or Android. Openmoko is a Full GNU/Linux phone. X11 included. Released on time and functional.

Nokia was trying to make something Symbian application compatible with Meego.

Just go and look at what Nokia did to symbian. When the worked out Linux kernel could not be bent to emulate symbian they tried wrapping QT over it.

openmoko was not very good and excessively buggy compared to other systems at the time.

OP is completely correct in the assessment that had Nokia chosen to not cooperate with upstream the project would have been finished earlier and might have been successful.

Your argument that Nokia failed because they were trying to make the "linux kernel compatible with QT" is just plain strange...

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