Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:34 UTC
Games I'm not 100% sure this is actually word-for-word, but alas. "In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark, Drew Bliss from Valve said that Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model." I feel like a broken record by now but here we go again: keep an eye on Valve, even if you're not into games. This is the company pushing NVIDIA and AMD to improve their Linux support, with enough clout and name to actually get stuff done. Valve doesn't mess around.
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RE[4]: It's a Valve's game
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 10:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's a Valve's game"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

I don't think he has a lot of options here.

All this Ubuntu stuff is a ruse anyway. They're building a Steambox specification that runs on Linux - quite possibly their own, heavily modified Linux - that developers can target much in the same way they target consoles now. Enthusiasts can still build their own rigs, and OEMs can offer their own Steamboxes.

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RE[5]: It's a Valve's game
by cdude on Tue 30th Oct 2012 11:06 in reply to "RE[4]: It's a Valve's game"
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2008-09-21

Actually I remember a reply from the Valve team at there Linux blog that the reason for 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 (not even 64-bit atm) is focus. First they try to get things working satisfying and once done extend the support (64-bit, other distributions, etc).

From a development point of view it makes absolute sense that you do not start to spread your limited resources but try to get them focused. Reach one milestone at a time.

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