Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2012 00:28 UTC
Games Valve's Gabe Newall on Linux and Windows 8: "We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. It's a hedging strategy. I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think we'll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people. If that's true, then it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality."
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That is why...
by fithisux on Thu 26th Jul 2012 04:05 UTC
fithisux
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2006-01-22

we need more OSes (like we need more programming languages).

Hardware vendors should help in this way. for example the IOMMU movement helps uKernel OSes.

But ACPI must be shortened/simplified
HW specs must move things inside the chipset and simplified more
More OS friendly/independent HW standards should be produced (e.g. GFX / GPGPU )

In any case the HW vendors should help the OS ecosystem by simplification/standardization and driver replacement by stacks.

Where is the UEFI driverless promise????

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