Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:34 UTC
Games I'm not 100% sure this is actually word-for-word, but alas. "In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark, Drew Bliss from Valve said that Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model." I feel like a broken record by now but here we go again: keep an eye on Valve, even if you're not into games. This is the company pushing NVIDIA and AMD to improve their Linux support, with enough clout and name to actually get stuff done. Valve doesn't mess around.
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WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

1. Microsoft has publicly and repeatedly proclaimed "the future is metro" to their developers every chance they get.


Microsoft also tends to change its mind every few years too. Didn't they 'bet the company' on .NET/Silverlight, or some shit?

Win32 will be around for at LEAST another 20 years. That's about how long it'll take 'em to make Metro not suck ;)

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galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Win32 will be around for at LEAST another 20 years. That's about how long it'll take 'em to make Metro not suck ;)


I actually agree with you completely, but I don't have money riding on it.

Some people do.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

.NET is part of Windows 8.

Silverlight technologies basically are XAML, which is used for Metro Apps.

These technologies have evolved for the new Modern UI interface.

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