It sounds odd given its minute share of Desktop Operating Systems around the world, however there are rumours about more high hopes with regards to Linux.
Valve had been talking about Linux and Open Source for the future of the Gaming Industry. According to an article by itworld.com, this is what Valve had said. (Link is also provided below).
That seems hard to believe, given that Newell acknowledged Linux gaming generally accounts for less than one percent of the market by any measure including players, player minutes, and revenue. But Valve is going to do its best to make sure Linux becomes the future of gaming by extending its Steam distribution platform to hardware designed for living rooms.
Newell made his comments while delivering a keynote at LinuxCon in New Orleans. "It feels a little bit funny coming here and telling you guys that Linux and open source are the future of gaming," Newell said. "It's sort of like going to Rome and teaching Catholicism to the pope."
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