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    Phoronix: A New Post From Valve; More Linux Love Needed

    Valve's Michael Abrash has shared some additional insight this Friday morning...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTExNTk

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    It is a bit sad for those of us that don't want to relocate to where the cool companies are :-/
    Although of all the places I have been to, Seattle is one of the places I can almost see me staying.

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    • #3
      Another deceptive phoronix headline. Nowhere in that blog post is there a mention of Linux.

      Anyhow I cannot take this Valve/Linux thing serious until the day Valve writes something about it on their own website. If they are really serious about it that shouldn't be a problem.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
        Another deceptive phoronix headline. Nowhere in that blog post is there a mention of Linux.

        Anyhow I cannot take this Valve/Linux thing serious until the day Valve writes something about it on their own website. If they are really serious about it that shouldn't be a problem.
        It's too early for Valve to do any announcment. There are no reasons to also do it. They'll do it when they feel they are ready enough. Expect something like the end of this year or Q1 2013 (I suppose).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
          Expect something like the end of this year or Q1 2013 (I suppose).
          Hahahahaha. Wrong estimate
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael View Post
            Hahahahaha. Wrong estimate
            Yeah.
            Expect it NEVARRRRR

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            • #7
              hahaha. Michael, I must admit you made me laugh

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              • #8
                Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                Another deceptive phoronix headline. Nowhere in that blog post is there a mention of Linux.

                Anyhow I cannot take this Valve/Linux thing serious until the day Valve writes something about it on their own website. If they are really serious about it that shouldn't be a problem.
                +1
                Another Bullshit news :/

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                • #9
                  As far as why this blog post is being mentioned on Phoronix: Valve is still in need of more high-quality Linux talent. Just this week from one of the Valve Linux developers I hear again, "Got a ton of work to do...Need more good people. "
                  Snobs.

                  What's wrong with low-quality Linux talent? I would like to work at Valve too!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                    Another deceptive phoronix headline. Nowhere in that blog post is there a mention of Linux.

                    Anyhow I cannot take this Valve/Linux thing serious until the day Valve writes something about it on their own website. If they are really serious about it that shouldn't be a problem.
                    You can't take someone seriously? I think you should shut your god damned head after the crap you tried to pull a couple of days ago.

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                    • #11
                      How about you haters shut up and read before you whine:

                      http://www.valvesoftware.com/jobs/job_postings.html

                      There are job postings requesting linux. I'm not sure how much of it is specific toward gaming, but just by clicking on random links I found Linux as part of the requirements. Stop bitching at Michael for doing his job.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                        How about you haters shut up and read before you whine:
                        How about you jew hater shut up yourself?


                        http://www.valvesoftware.com/jobs/job_postings.html

                        There are job postings requesting linux. I'm not sure how much of it is specific toward gaming, but just by clicking on random links I found Linux as part of the requirements.
                        That means jack shit. Job postings with Linux as part of the requirement have been on Valve's site for years.

                        Stop bitching at Michael for doing his job.
                        If part of his job is using deceptive headlines to generate traffic, I will call him out for that.

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                        • #13
                          What exactly are they looking for? WTF is a "Linux developer"?

                          I don't even see a job posting.

                          Not that I could re-locate anyway so I'm not looking to pursue it; it's just that the criteria don't make a lot of sense to me.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                            How about you jew hater shut up yourself?
                            Jew hater? Really? What makes you conclude I'm a Jew hater? Your username suits you well.

                            That means jack shit. Job postings with Linux as part of the requirement have been on Valve's site for years.
                            That doesn't change the fact that Michael isn't making stuff up, it just means this article is extremely overdue.

                            If part of his job is using deceptive headlines to generate traffic, I will call him out for that.
                            If that's what you truly believe his job is then why are you here? You're promoting his cause. If you're using an ad-blocker then why do you care at all? You and others similar to you should know well ahead of time what you're about to read, yet you read it anyway and make the same boring rant.


                            I really don't understand people like you who complain about people who are somehow selling themselves out to bigger companies when first of all, they're blatantly not, and secondly even if they were, does it really matter if that means they can continue to supply content to you for free? The same thing happens on youtube all the time - a popular channel promotes a product or company completely on their own because they sincerely like the results of whatever that may be, and people whine that these people are sell-outs. I just simply don't see why it matters if you're still getting the same content you always used to.


                            On another note, yes, Michael is focusing on Valve a lot. So much to the point where it might seem like Valve has offered him something. However, y'know what else Michael focuses on a lot? Beer. Beer is completely irrelevant to most of the phoronix readers, but he brings it up anyway. He doesn't focus on just 1 beer either, just beer in general. I assume by now he's aware that him bringing up beer does annoy some people (personally I don't really care) but that doesn't stop him. He said he has a passion for beer before. He likely isn't paid to sponsor products to a website of people who don't give a crap. Since he brings up Valve a lot less (while Valve is a much more relevant and interesting topic), it should be easy to assume that he likely isn't paid by them either. I don't see a problem with having a little bias here and there, especially when 99% of all articles on this website are done by 1 guy.

                            Valve has almost single-handedly changed the gaming market. They're one of the first highly influential software companies to distinctly pay attention to linux, and they won't care anymore if they realize one of linux's most heard spokespeople (Michael) is not being listened to by his readers anymore.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                              If that's what you truly believe his job is then why are you here? You're promoting his cause. If you're using an ad-blocker then why do you care at all? You and others similar to you should know well ahead of time what you're about to read, yet you read it anyway and make the same boring rant.
                              So basically, you come up with the same old fascist propaganda formula: those who don't like what we do should go somewhere else (or preferably die). It's only mentally infantile people who can't deal with criticism in a mature way.

                              People who don't like certain things about a place or the place at all and do stay and voice their criticism (in a polite manner, of course) are actually the ones most valuable to that place. And there's a lot to criticise about Phoronix. As said before, you can't really call the information spread by this site outright lies because none of it was ever completely proven to be wrong (so far as I know), but the opposite is just as true.

                              In addition, the tone this site has taken in the last few years has really become horrible. Too many news articles are formulated in a way to make you click on the title and read more (read: generate more money so the Phoronix staff can drink beer and fly to another city every two weeks). Usually you don't find anything valuable and feel kind of cheated by the site. Example:

                              "Chris Mason Of Btrfs Is Leaving Oracle:
                              Chris Mason, the lead developer of the Btrfs file-system, is parting ways with Oracle."

                              First, the title and subtitle say _exactly_ the same thing. There's no new information in the subtitle other than that Mason is the lead developer of the Btrfs filesystem, which is something probably every reader on this site knows. But the subtitle doesn't answer two very important questions which I'm sure sprang to the mind of anyone who read the title: 1. "Why?" and 2. "What will become of btrfs?"

                              Instead of answering those in subtitle and allowing people not interested in the details skim forth to the next news (something I would expect of every worthwhile news site), Phoronix is withholding that info and forcing you to actually read the article. Fair enough. You open up the article, expecting to see great drama, and guess what? He just found a better job, and he'll continue to take care of btrfs. So actually nothing to report on, only blew completely out of proportion by Phoronix.

                              That's what I mean. It's really pity to see one of the fewer comprehensive Linux news site go down the drain the way it is. I find myself visiting it less and less and too often not even thinking it worth my while to write something in the forum.

                              Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the sell out to iEvil and Microsoft. XD

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