Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2012 00:28 UTC
Games Valve's Gabe Newall on Linux and Windows 8: "We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. It's a hedging strategy. I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think we'll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people. If that's true, then it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality."
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It's not whether windows 8 will fail
by stabbyjones on Thu 26th Jul 2012 02:26 UTC
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

It's whether metro will fail to catch on with Windows 8.

And it will fail spectacularly.

The Windows 8 desktop experience is amazing. There are so many things they've done right including getting rid of the start menu. The whole desktop experience is the best Windows environment I've used.

Where they've fallen over is everything related to Metro is:
Terrible.
Unfinished.
Useless.
Absolute garbage.

It might take another 5 or 10 years to move away from the desktop. But as it stands the NT desktop can't leave yet. Microsoft would have to be Nokia to think that Metro only is a good idea.

Edited 2012-07-26 02:27 UTC

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

It's whether metro will fail to catch on with Windows 8.

And it will fail spectacularly.

The Windows 8 desktop experience is amazing. There are so many things they've done right including getting rid of the start menu. The whole desktop experience is the best Windows environment I've used.

Where they've fallen over is everything related to Metro is:
Terrible.
Unfinished.
Useless.
Absolute garbage.

It might take another 5 or 10 years to move away from the desktop. But as it stands the NT desktop can't leave yet. Microsoft would have to be Nokia to think that Metro only is a good idea.


Just once, it might be nice to read a post from you that you haven't completely pulled out of your ass.

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stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

i only use debian at home but windows 8 is good.

fact

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Just once, it might be nice to read a post from you that you haven't completely pulled out of your ass.


I'm sorry to say but you'll be waiting a long time for that to happen - a very long time.

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