Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 18:45 UTC
Games Valve has just announced it will start selling applications through Steam. "The Software titles coming to Steam range from creativity to productivity. Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, and the ability to save your work to your personal Steam Cloud space so your files may travel with you. More Software titles will be added in an ongoing fashion following the September 5th launch, and developers will be welcome to submit Software titles via Steam Greenlight." I feel like a broken record at this point, but guys and girls, Valve is going to release specifications for a 'Steambox'. A set of minimum specifications a Linux or Windows machine has to adhere to, either self-built or by an OEM. Steam pre-installed, can be used as regular PC and as a console. With Windows 8 locking itself down, this is their only option - and I applaud it.
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RE[2]: Package management
by righard on Wed 8th Aug 2012 22:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Package management"
righard
Member since:
2007-12-26

Ha, you realize that upgrading Gimp from 2 to 3 isn't exactly the same as upgrading Photoshop from 4 to 5?

What do you mean?

Edited 2012-08-08 22:14 UTC

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RE[3]: Package management
by Wafflez on Wed 8th Aug 2012 22:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Package management"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

No one in their right minds would offer free quality software upgrades when one can make millions.

Quality paid software on Windows = no point in having some package manager for shitloads of amateur software.

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RE[4]: Package management
by 0brad0 on Wed 8th Aug 2012 23:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Package management"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


Quality paid software on Windows = no point in having some package manager for shitloads of amateur software.


LOL. You sound like a clueless Windows user.

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RE[3]: Package management
by leech on Wed 8th Aug 2012 22:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Package management"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

I think he means that photoshop sucks because it doesn't have a decent upgrade path.

;)

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RE[3]: Package management
by ilovebeer on Thu 9th Aug 2012 00:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Package management"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Ha, you realize that upgrading Gimp from 2 to 3 isn't exactly the same as upgrading Photoshop from 4 to 5?
What do you mean?

I'd like to know what he means as well. Updating Photoshop is simple & painless. The only requirement is patience for it to finish.

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