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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And that is the kicker for me. I like dabbling with my little touch screen devices, but for gaming I WANT the real buttons and the textured feedback. Virtual buttons on a flat screen makes the endeavor far less appealing. Gaming on a PC with a mouse/trackball and keyboard is infinitely more entertaining to me than a touchscreen.

Having said that, for non gaming stuff, my 5" mini tablet gives me a world of information and opportunity at my fingertips. And that I really like.

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