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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RE[6]: It's a Valve's game
by M.Onty on Tue 30th Oct 2012 19:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It's a Valve's game"
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"It isn't when you take long-term into account, something many people refuse to do here. Long-term, Windows is going Metro-only. That effectively kills any serious gaming on Windows - and Microsoft is okay with that, because they've got an Xbox to sell you.

You don't know what you're talking about. Native Metro apps written in C/C++ are basically the same as native Win32 apps ...

Thom didn't mention technical reasons. I assumed he was talking about the family friendly policy on the Windows Store, which suggests Microsoft want to see a certain kind of app on Metro/ModernUI, leaving the gung-ho gaming favourites to the console market.

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RE[7]: It's a Valve's game
by lucas_maximus on Tue 30th Oct 2012 21:36 in reply to "RE[6]: It's a Valve's game"
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The family friendly policy has been scrapped.

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