@Michael: so, predicting more nVidia F/OSS driver efforts any time soon? (now that the Valve games are coming) :)
Well whatever this article is, I'll say this:
I think if they did this, I'd seriously consider buying their stuff. That may sound pathetic, but there's no way in heck I'm buying a game that at any given point in the future may or may not work properly in WINE. In fact, if all a company makes is stuff for Windows, I'm not going to ever buy anything from them at all, ever.
I'll bet we can get frame rates that totally crush Vista if we get native ports of all the steam and source games.
..until we do, I'll still have my nexuiz, warsow, urbanterror, tremulous, openarena, alienarena, apricot, and so on and so forth.
I though the point of steam was to transfer purchased games between machines-- so it should be able to transfer between operating systems also. -Do you know how easy that would make it for steam gamers to switch OS'es? It could be the best gaming related thing ever to happen to us.
No one is going to throw away all the games they've already bought.
Wow- this would be really awesome. Guess I'll need a new laptop to play them since my Intel graphics card won't cut it.
There's finally more people who would like to take my money for games.
@Phoronix: Yep, you were on track about the ATI move, so I'm trusting this one.
I do hope they'll get about the problem of the multitude of distributions and the "loud minority" issue though OK...
I hope it all happens, but I'm not holding my breath... lernted my lesson with UT3. I would be dead if I was still holding my breath for that. I'll just have to live with the briadnamage already done.
And I really hope this comes to fruition...I'd love to have TF2 for Linux!