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[3]: Repeat of XP -> Vista ?
by Beta on Tue 31st Jul 2012 15:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Repeat of XP -> Vista ?"
Beta
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2005-07-06

Windows 7 sold 400 million licenses. If that's deterioration, I think we'd all like to deteriorate.


Its a big number, but will that translate into Win 8 sales? Corporations that didn’t buy into Vista finally got their migration from XP to 7 completed, they wont want to move again so soon.

And outside of companies, people still need computers.
Since its rare to buy them without Windows, thats how we arrive that those numbers…

I don’t think its as clear cut to say Windows 8 is going to be a sure thing.

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RE[4]: Repeat of XP -> Vista ?
by zima on Tue 31st Jul 2012 16:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Repeat of XP -> Vista ?"
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2005-07-06

That detested "failure" of Vista (which also had not bad sales at all... ) is still the 3rd most used OS in web stats, ahead of all OSX versions, and an order of magnitude more than Linux.

So NVM Win8 probably doing quite well - in particular, don't be surprised about Win9 / Metro 2.0 being adored, just like Vista SE is.
Plus, I don't think XP to Vista SE migration is quite yet complete.

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