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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RE[6]: Android did for Linux?
by shmerl on Fri 6th Dec 2013 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Android did for Linux?"
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The real reasons 'MeeGo' had so many issues were because it had so many different origins to it.

Rather it had many issues because the project didn't have a chance to fix them, before both Nokia and Intel ditched it. Any transition is disruptive, and Mameo switching to Meego was disruptive as well. GTK to Qt and dpkg to rpm were technicalities, but ones that required effort to integrate. While Meego was ditched, it was forked as Mer, and it uses Qt, rpm and the rest of the Meego heritage successfully.

Edited 2013-12-06 18:04 UTC

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