Valve: The Linux Steam Engine That Could?

“Fantastic news!” enthused consultant and Slashdot blogger Gerhard Mack, for example. “They have already done a lot by being the first game company to put serious work into flushing bugs and inefficiencies from the graphics drivers while those who went before simply gave up.

“Now they are pushing Linux as a serious gaming contender, and this can only be a good thing,” Mack added.

Similarly, “I really think that this is fantastic news because GNU/Linux is a whole mature OS now,” agreed Google+ blogger Gonzalo Velasco C. “Despite the fact it’s running on different kind of servers, 98 percent of the world’s supercomputers and serious desktops and its cousin Android/Linux dominates the mobile ecosystem, games were the Achilles heel (in the market sense) for some home users.”