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 vicdavery on Thu 5th Dec 2013 08:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
vicdavery
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2012-11-30

Overall I do agree that the Linux audio stack is a mess, and embarrassing after all this time.

However, I would much rather see Pulse disappear to be replaced by JACK.
Pulse has caused nothing but problems since day 1. In my opinion JACK is far superior not just for latency but also flexibility.
I can't ever see Pulse being able to cover the low-latency area and supporting the Pro-Audio segment.

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