All Things D: With Steam Machines on the Horizon, Valve Makes Its Linux Love Official

“Gabe Newell is the Steve Jobs of the gaming industry.”

That’s Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, praising the managing director of Valve. It’s not an uncommon sentiment — Newell’s games studio, which he co-founded in 1996, frequently earns comparisons to Apple by way of its rabid fans and quality-over-quantity philosophy.

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