Valve Has Been Working Hard On Linux For One Year
Today marks one year since an important milestone in the public history of Valve's Steam client and Source Engine coming to Linux.
Aside from new Steam usage survey results and 5 new Valve games on Linux, today is symbolic in that it's been one year since Gabe Newell reached out about Linux support.
It was one year ago today that Gabe Newell reached out to me looking for Linux OpenGL developer advice. He had noted that they were running into OpenGL performance issues and were seeking advice on possible recommendations on developer(s) to hire. While it was just prior to April Fools' Day, it wasn't a joke and many didn't believe it was true. It was clear communication from Valve's leader about Linux client work.
exclusively shared more details about Valve's Linux efforts (along with being the first to report on Gabe's Windows 8 hatred). There was also the delivery of beer to the Valve Linux developers for not believing the Phoronix exclusive. Since then I recruited some of the Valve Linux developers.
game releases are coming soon. This will indeed be the year of Linux gaming.
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