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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This is really how Apple did it. And as the current market leader, Microsoft really wants to use that business model to stay viable in the next decade of computing.

Apple would never get rid of Classic. After all, there is tons of software code out there that would cost millions to upgrade or replace.

Apple will maintain Rosetta for as long as necessary to make the transition that none of us saw coming, right?

Apple would never stop the successful individual developer from creating the software real people want to use.

Apple is purchasing these companies so that they can make that software better for its users from audio/video software to PIM.

Apple is only doing the App Store for the convenience of both users and developers.

Apple is doing away with software DVD's to protect the environment. After all, everyone who uses a Mac has fast internet anyway, so downloading the next OS upgrade is surely no problem, right?

Apple is making important changes so that security is maintained for all users.

Apple is requiring a percentage of sales from every App sold so that the user experience is preserved and everything is uniform & easy for the consumer.

Microsoft will not do this exactly the way Apple did, however, any one who thinks they won't be getting ride of 'classic' on the Windows platform in the next 5 to 10 years, is just not paying attention to history or the computing industry as it has evolved today.

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