Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:34 UTC
Games I'm not 100% sure this is actually word-for-word, but alas. "In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark, Drew Bliss from Valve said that Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model." I feel like a broken record by now but here we go again: keep an eye on Valve, even if you're not into games. This is the company pushing NVIDIA and AMD to improve their Linux support, with enough clout and name to actually get stuff done. Valve doesn't mess around.
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It's a Valve's game
by ndrw on Tue 30th Oct 2012 00:18 UTC
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against Microsoft and Windows 8. They are simply worried people can switch to the app store and Microsoft will eat their lunch.

Valve's best bet is to support older versions of Windows (MS has to push Windows 8 no matter what and app store is one of its killer features). This means Valve will be OK as long as there is a market for older versions of Windows.

I don't think they are seriously expecting a large part of Windows gamers to move to Linux (although, no doubt, they wouldn't mind such scenario). It is just their way of slowing down the migration to Windows 8 and the MS app store.

This is still a good news for Linux users. Along the way there might be some goodies for them to pick up: more games, lower prices, better drivers.

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