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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Dr.Mabuse on Thu 9th Aug 2012 02:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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It will drive users to do nothing, literally. People will just keep their current (Windows 7) systems and not bother until whatever comes next (after Windows 8) just like they always do.

Why exactly was this modded down?

At least in the corporate environment, many have just finished migrating to Windows 7, or are still in the process of doing it.

If Win8 bombs or just doesn't fit their needs people *will* just stay put. I can tell you right now, my organisation is certainly in no rush to go to the next version and if we do move anywhere it's gotta be able to run all the applications Win XP and 7 are capable of running now.

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 9th Aug 2012 04:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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I agree, businesses would sit out Windows 8 regardless of Metro. There simply isn't the will to roll out massive updates every three years to their systems.

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