Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Dec 2013 18:06 UTC
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"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[4]: Android did for Linux?
by oiaohm on Thu 5th Dec 2013 07:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Android did for Linux?"
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Your argument that Nokia failed because they were trying to make the "linux kernel compatible with QT" is just plain strange...


You have miss read. Nokia attempted to make Meego source compatible with symbian applications source code. This project turned into a complete fail. Made sections of Meego ABI stupidly complex.

When this failed Nokia attempted to move all symbian developers to Qt. Basically two completely disaster fails.

Most of Nokia delays with Meego were not upstream issues. It was attempting to be sideways compadible. Between Meego and Symbian.

openmoko funny enough go read the reviews it was not that buggy. Mostly because all applications on it had been built particular for it.

Android has the same thing all applications had been built particular for it.

Meego had these huge porting things. Or in other words how to get into a hole.

Nokia with Meego did not follow what Openmoko and Android did. This is why Nokia got into hell.

We have seen like lindows that had the same problem. Remember where it was going to use wine to port ever single application. Of course this turned into a nightmare from hell as well.

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