The legendary Mark Twain is said to have once observed, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes,” and much the same sentiment could just as well be applied to life here in the Linux world. To wit: Not so very long ago, gaming was held up as one of the big obstacles keeping PC users off of Linux and on Windows instead. Then, back in April, Valve announced that it was bringing its popular Steam gaming platform to Linux. A few short months later, Valve cofounder Gabe Newell decried Windows 8 as a “catastrophe” that’s driving his own company to Linux.
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