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[6]: It's a Valve's game
by karunko on Wed 31st Oct 2012 10:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It's a Valve's game"
karunko
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Anyway, all my steam games work on Windows 8 perfectly fine, so that alone disproves Gabe's "viability argument".

Exactly! And just a few days ago Tom's Hardware benchmarked a few games on both Windows 7 and Windows 8: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-8-gaming-performance,33...

In other words, if someone has something to sell you, you better not take his words as the Gospel.

Also, although I would like to see modern games run on Linux without having to jump through hoops, I'm afraid it's never going to happen. A "Steam Box", on the other hand, is far more likely.


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