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: Windows 8 is not a lockdown
by Kroc on Thu 9th Aug 2012 08:21 UTC in reply to "Windows 8 is not a lockdown"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

The lockdown is a lie.


On x86. Not on ARM though.

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dgoemans Member since:
2008-08-23

Sure, but there are no large ARM OS vendors that don't ship with an app store. Apple infact bans distribution of other app stores. And Steam has never competed on ARM.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Smart people don't look at today, they look at tomorrow.

Denying Microsoft is working to lock Windows down entirely is short-sighted, and completely out of touch with reality.

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