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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They are doing it wrong
by sukru on Thu 26th Jul 2012 07:45 UTC
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Normally, I would expect a monopoly to use their existing established product (Windows 7) to force themselves into a new market (real tablets, not old stuff).

They they seem to be doing it in the other way around. Windows 8 is effectively pushing their unfinished tablet interface into existing stable desktop monopoly.

Nobody would complain if Metro was tablet only. But they force it so much into the desktop that they even disabled hacks that brought back regular desktop and start menu in the latest releases.

Good going, whoever is in charge of decisions at Microsoft!

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