Can gaming be the turning point for Linux on the desktop?

Even with the attractiveness of the Mac’s ease of use – which brutally contrasts with the stubborn user-friendly-free design of Linux – both still have the same fatal flaw: few games.

Until now. Valve, with its release of Steam for Linux – and more recently the announcement it’s going to release an open gaming-platform based on Linux-powered PC architecture – could totally revitalise the desktop fortunes of this able OS.

We’re going to take a look at how learning to run Linux, getting it installed and knowing the new gaming platforms can help you get gaming on a free and easy-ish to use OS.