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[4]: Comment by shmerl
by Ultimatebadass on Thu 5th Dec 2013 09:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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It's not a bad place to start


I'd argue that it is. This is why we're still waiting (well, not really) for that mythical "year of the desktop linux". Most people don't like using half-assed things, and being "free" is no argument for this particular target group.

Valve is a big-ish company, it's not some group of enthustiasts pushing out a new linux distro. Relying on customers for beta-testing is a shit way to handle things.

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