Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Dec 2013 18:06 UTC

"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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"Also note, Oiaohm, that I've tried to put your name at least once in every paragraph in the hope that I sound like a patronising jerk. It seems to be fashionable.."

Haha, this is so true it really made me laugh!

The real irony is that earlier in these comments I was arguing that the over-zealousness of linux community members was an overstated generalization, and yet here we have a poster who makes an incredibly solid case for the argument lucas_maximus was making.

I like linux and want to promote more widespread adoption. However even for me it's a real turn off when when someone is as stubborn as an ass and refuses to consider the needs of the community as a whole. There's always room for improvement and I'm confident that linux is improving all the time. But the extreme arrogance of some individuals is very discouraging to those who want join the linux community and make it better. At least I know they are in the minority, but they are still giving linux the reputation that lucas_maximus was referring to.

Edited 2013-12-07 06:10 UTC

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