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[2]: Comment by shmerl
by olejon on Fri 6th Dec 2013 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
olejon
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If the Linux folks can't even agree on something as basic as a f*cking graphics server (X, Wayland, Mir etc.), I say don't hold your breath. Let's not even get started on the audio stack.

Don't get me wrong, I like choices too, but at the end of the day, IF you want to be taken seriously and have success with your endeavours, one project must be chosen above all and all efforts should be focused on improving that particular choice, instead of the current bickering and infighting that's going on right now.


The thing is, that Valve can decide the future of Linux. If they choose to only support Wayland, it will force everyone to use it. They have a lot of power, and it may benefit users and get rid of some of the unnecessary fragmentation.

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