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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RE[2]: They are doing it wrong
by Lion on Thu 26th Jul 2012 10:40 UTC in reply to "RE: They are doing it wrong"
Lion
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The ribbon was forced onto us because people are by nature resistant to change. Personally however, I think the ribbon was a fantastic decision for Office and works well in many other apps now too.
As to Metro. I don't see why people think it's as disruptive as they do. I am a full-time Windows8 RP user at present and probably only see the start screen a dozen times per day at most, and I don't consistently use any metro apps. Even if metro isn't as polished as it could be, you barely have to interact with it.
Seemingly significant but mostly aesthetic UI changes are par-for-the-course in this industry anyway. The move from Windows 7 to Windows 8 is nowhere near as big an interface shift as MacOS 9 to MacOS X, but even that left the majority of usage patterns in-tact.

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