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Valve's Gabe Newell Talks Up Linux For Gaming

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Published on 16 September 2013 02:51 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve
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Gabe Newell was one of the prominent speakers today during the first day of LinuxCon in New Orleans. Here's an upload of his presentation where he's trumpeting the benefits of Linux for servers and gaming. Gabe believes, "Linux is the future of gaming."

While I was the first to write about Gabe Newell's Linux views last year when at Valve and he had a growing distaste for Microsoft Windows 8, since then he's talked up Linux a few times since then and for this year's LinuxCon North America he ended up being a keynote speaker.

A Phoronix reader pointed out there's a user-recorded video of his LinuxCon keynote from this morning for those who missed out on the Linux Foundation event. Embedded below is Gabe's keynote talking up Linux for just over 20 minutes.


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