Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2013 23:45 UTC
Games The Verge got to interview Valve's CEO, Gabe Newell, and the priceless quotes are just flying left and right. "We'll come out with our own and we'll sell it to consumers by ourselves. That'll be a Linux box, [and] if you want to install Windows you can. We're not going to make it hard. This is not some locked box by any stretch of the imagination." Others will be making Steambox devices too. Also: "Windows 8 was like this giant sadness. It just hurts everybody in the PC business. [...] When I started using it I was like 'oh my god...' I find [Windows 8] unusable." This last point is something I agree with vehemently. Can't comment on Windows 8 on tablets, but on regular PCs it's a schizophrenic, unusable clusterduck. It got me to switch back to Mac and use KDE (on my laptop). Let that sink in for a while.
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Enough win8 bashing...
by madezaen on Wed 9th Jan 2013 13:18 UTC
madezaen
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This Windows 8 bashing gets really boring... I Gabe Newell doesn't want to pay MS for his faux console - good for him, but it hardly makes him a reliable source on the quality of Win8.

Maybe, I don't know, just try using it for longer than one hour (or, in case of most people, AT ALL)? The start screen just needs getting used to, and after a day becomes really workable. Extra hint: keyboard shortcuts can be used instead of the weird mouse gestures. You should love it, *nixers ;) .

Plus, has anybody seen e.g. the new file copy dialog or the task manager? They are real, actual improvements over 7.

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