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 kaiwai on Thu 26th Jul 2012 15:42 UTC in reply to "RE: They are doing it wrong"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Same with the 'Ribbon'. They have to force it upon us because if users were given an option they might vote with their feet.


Hi, I'm a Mac, and because Mac OS X (like most other operating systems prior to the rise of Windows) has a global menu I get to keep the menu and have ribbon - the best of both worlds!

You can blame Microsoft and their decision to throw convention out the window in favour of bolting a menu onto each application resulting in the perennial clusterf--k that is Windows usability or there lack of.

Edited 2012-07-26 15:43 UTC

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RE[3]: They are doing it wrong
by zima on Mon 30th Jul 2012 01:29 in reply to "RE[2]: They are doing it wrong"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Now, I'm not even really willing to consider which way of doing menus might be better...

But it is quite hypocritical on you part to blame Microsoft for supposedly "throwing convention out the window", to point out their different and supposedly worse UI conventions when - during the years in which MS UI was maturing - Apple tried to litigate on the "look and feel" basis (and lost BTW), like they're trying to do now.

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