Originally Posted by t00sl0w
gabe is delirious if he thinks he has the pull to make linux gaming a reality.
the driver disaster alone in linux is reason enough to say it isnt happening.
I've only read this far into the thread so maybe it has been addressed already, but I would not put it past Valve (Newell) to have a group whose sole mission was to make gaming work on Linux, including writing drivers and getting developers to give it a go.
Originally Posted by frozne
[...]The PC market is the last thing to fall. Linux/Open source already has the server market, embedded systems like GPS and Routers, supercomputers, and the mobile market.[...]
Just to throw it out there, Linux has the server market by an overwhelming number (2:1) but that number is a bit misleading. You could walk into 1000 establishments at random and not run into a Linux server, but walk into one establishment and find 1000 Linux servers. It's just not as popular at street level as Windows (yet).
People have this misconception that Linux isn't popular with businesses because it doesn't run Photoshop; I say it's because there's not a Linux version of Quickbooks.Edited by roleki - 9/17/13 at 6:05am