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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modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

What are you smoking? I said COMPETES.

OpenGL sucks to work with. Look at the number of games that work with SteamOS. it is far smaller than the number that work with windows. The reason is DirectX.

Yes, if Mantle becomes popular then NVidia will release their own version and developers will just focus on those two APIs and we can just expect Linux drivers to be created by AMD and Nvidia. In that case Valve needs to do nothing.

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