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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RE[3]: It's a Valve's game
by lucas_maximus on Tue 30th Oct 2012 14:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's a Valve's game"
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Sorry Thom,

1) But saying Win 8 isn't a viable gaming platform is talking garbage.

2) Linux is well known for breaking stuff and piss poor 3d (wait until they move to Wayland, Nvidia won't work with that).

Steam has a good community, and most of them use Windows and probably have no desire to change their OS or how they buy games.

Installing your own programs on Windows x86/x64 systems is not going away at all ... there is just too many little niche uses for Windows for that to happen.

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