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 twitterfire on Thu 5th Dec 2013 07:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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And let's not forget that Linux lacks a stabe API and a stable ABI. Writing software for Linux is chasing a moving target: what works today will be broken tomorrow.

I wonder why Valve didn't choose to use FreeBSD as a base, beside poorer hardware support.

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