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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So AMD and Nvidia have bad coding behaviour and they hook on the wrong stuff. Why doeasn't that happen on Windows? It's because Windows has a stable API, a stable ABI and well docummented ones?

This is a lie. Reason why vista had so much trouble with Direct 9 drivers not working was in fact ATI and Nvidia had used non exported interfaces.

There was a time frame of very badly behaved video card driver makers.

So yes it did happen on Windows and Linux and OS X and Solaris.... Basically everywhere.

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