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Gabe Newell: Linux is the future of gaming, new hardware coming soon

Ars Technica- Gabe Newell, the co-founder and managing director of Valve, said today that Linux is the future of gaming despite the minuscule share of the market it has today.

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Settler2828d ago

Gaming is the only thing keeping me with Windows.

a_squirrel2827d ago

Once the steam box is announced, development on linux will explode.

Petro2827d ago

I really hope so. :) Can't wait to put Elementary OS to good use. http://elementaryos.org/

zeal0us2826d ago

I highly doubt that. Linux still lacks drivers that Windows has and Publishers make most of their money on the Windows platform. Linux doesn't have enough market shares to justify publishers spending extra money to develop or even port their games to Linux.

Majority Steam games doesn't support Linux so most users aren't willing to make the switch.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2826d ago

I hope this means photoshop for linux if linux blows up! Down with Windows and xbone.

blackmanone2827d ago

I respect Gabe more than most in the industry, but this time I feel his disdain for Microsoft is clouding his judgement.

windblowsagain2826d ago

Linux?

It has most support then it used to. But as for being gaming's no.1, i really doubt it.

avangerironman2826d ago

PS4 have Linux :) thank you sony

zeal0us2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

PS4 uses a modified version FreeBSD that similar to Linux.

Similar to Linux=/= Linux

Genki2826d ago

A bold statement if there ever was one.

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