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My Thoughts On Valve's Proton Steam Play Feature and Linux Gaming

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So I was reading a great post by liamdawe@ over at gamingonlinux.com entitled: 'Some thoughts on Valve’s new Steam Play feature and what it means for Linux gaming', and I wanted to share my thoughts about it.

liamdawe's post is about Valve's new Linux+GNU Gaming initiative dubbed 'Steam Play', which uses an open source fork of the venerable WINE compatibility application for playing win-based programs on Linux, see winehq.org for more information about this great program.

First of all, these are exciting times for Linux Gaming!

I've been plugging for gaming on Linux for a decade or more. I've also been using and working with Linux for even longer than that. For example, I wrote some simple posts about how Linux would be great for gaming back in 2009, e.g., 'Proof - Gamers want GNU/Linux ports'. After all these years, I'm still just as excited about Linux being a major gaming platform as I was back then!

Also, I remember back on 7/25/2012 wh…