Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 18:45 UTC
Games Valve has just announced it will start selling applications through Steam. "The Software titles coming to Steam range from creativity to productivity. Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, and the ability to save your work to your personal Steam Cloud space so your files may travel with you. More Software titles will be added in an ongoing fashion following the September 5th launch, and developers will be welcome to submit Software titles via Steam Greenlight." I feel like a broken record at this point, but guys and girls, Valve is going to release specifications for a 'Steambox'. A set of minimum specifications a Linux or Windows machine has to adhere to, either self-built or by an OEM. Steam pre-installed, can be used as regular PC and as a console. With Windows 8 locking itself down, this is their only option - and I applaud it.
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RE[13]: Package management
by dylansmrjones on Fri 10th Aug 2012 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Package management"
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I't's even worse. Windows simply cannot replace files in use. It's that simple and it is horribly outdated. The only benefit of that is that you get to update your system without worrying that the application in use may crash.

In general that does not happen with GNU/Linux, but the possibility of overwriting files in use does pose its own set of problems. I've had FF crashing too during updates, but I am using gentoo which kinda changes the variables a bit :p

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