Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2013 23:45 UTC
Games The Verge got to interview Valve's CEO, Gabe Newell, and the priceless quotes are just flying left and right. "We'll come out with our own and we'll sell it to consumers by ourselves. That'll be a Linux box, [and] if you want to install Windows you can. We're not going to make it hard. This is not some locked box by any stretch of the imagination." Others will be making Steambox devices too. Also: "Windows 8 was like this giant sadness. It just hurts everybody in the PC business. [...] When I started using it I was like 'oh my god...' I find [Windows 8] unusable." This last point is something I agree with vehemently. Can't comment on Windows 8 on tablets, but on regular PCs it's a schizophrenic, unusable clusterduck. It got me to switch back to Mac and use KDE (on my laptop). Let that sink in for a while.
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by kwan_e on Wed 9th Jan 2013 08:31 UTC in reply to "Comment"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

Windows 8 + Start8 is a pretty sweet setup. I never have to see the Metro part and the Desktop part works a little better than the already excellent Windows 7.


So you're saying you paid for two things just to get it a little better than one thing that is older than either of those two things?

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by Wafflez on Wed 9th Jan 2013 09:44 in reply to "RE: Comment"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

So this is why Windows 8 is a failure? ;) Only because it's just slightly better than Windows 7?

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by JAlexoid on Wed 9th Jan 2013 10:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

No, because you have to tweak it to be better on non-touchscreen devices. (The first thing I do when I log into Win8 is click "Desktop")

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by Nelson on Wed 9th Jan 2013 09:57 in reply to "RE: Comment"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I use Windows 8 without Start8 and don't have an issue.

Having Windows 8 on a tablet that lasts 10hours and can run legacy apps is pretty much everything I want in a device.

I'm sure others are happy too, I think there's a fair deal of myopia on OSNews about the target audience for Windows 8.

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RE[3]: Comment
by JAlexoid on Wed 9th Jan 2013 10:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Modern UI was designed to be "touched"; and it works well there. When you're without a touchscreen however...

Though, desktop in Win8 seems to be a bit more consistent than Win7.

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by Odisej on Wed 9th Jan 2013 12:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
Odisej Member since:
2006-05-11

Nelson, whenever I read your comment I get a feeling of you being some PR guy paid for participating in forums and answering criticism of any product by some major brand.

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