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[7]: Package management
by lucas_maximus on Thu 9th Aug 2012 12:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Package management"
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10 minute boot up time after a service pack on my 7 year old machine, that is one big update and It happens once per install, other updates install silently in the background and the boot-up is only slightly longer than a minute or two afterwards.

I am sorry but I simple don't believe them. It not my experience using Windows 7 and my hardware is "old". First gen Core 2 duo and an ancient nForce 6 motherboard.

My laptop is a 1.2ghz Core 2 duo, with a 4200rpm drive ... and even then the updates don't take that long.

Also lets not forget, the system asks you whether you want to postpone the reboot.

As for the semantics between surprised and annoyed, they usually come together being part of a negative reaction towards something ... in anycase arguing semantics when the meaning is quite clear is pointless and doesn't really move the conversation on.

Edited 2012-08-09 12:05 UTC

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