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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disaster?
by Nelson on Sat 28th Jul 2012 15:40 UTC
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Microsoft will have shipped two major OS updates before Valve has managed to ship Half-Life 2: Episode 3.

I think Gabe should focus his criticisms on his own product teams.

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RE: disaster?
by Kochise on Sun 29th Jul 2012 07:34 in reply to "disaster?"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

I bet that the Microsoft team and the Valve team do not compare, sizewise. And Microsoft was urged to make people forget Vista ASAP so, yeah, they worked hard on 7.

Kochise

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RE[2]: disaster?
by zima on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 23:37 in reply to "RE: disaster?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Microsoft was urged to make people forget Vista ASAP so, yeah, they worked hard on 7.

Win7 is just Vista SE "let's use on people the trick of 'lucky 7'"

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