In a blog entry, "Debunking Linux and its Relationship with Gaming", the author presented a line-up of decent games available on the Linux platform. It is an attempt to debunk claims that Linux is not an ideal platform for gaming. Is it?
Personally, Linux's strengths is on the server-side. This is where Linux eats up the market share from competitors like Windows and other Unix-like flavors. Linux is the easiest server operating system to install, configure and deploy.
On the desktop (and subsequently on the gaming machine), it is quite different. If I have correctly processed the gist of the Con Kolivas interview about why he quit contributing to the Linux kernel, Linux on the desktop may be a bit of a second class citizen. And as such, gaming on may be relegated to third. Now, if this is the case, game developers will not be attracted to the platform since nobody plays graphics-intensive games directly on servers in the server farm, right? :)
IMHO, if this does not improve, i.e., Linux performance on the desktop still remains an afterthought, then I really doubt if we will see impressive games on our favorite platform.
What do you think – will we really see games on Linux or does it even matter?