Valve Hedging Bets on Linux to Avoid Windows 8 "Catastrophe"

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Happy

It helps if you don't use "an" when you should use "a" in a sentence where you insult someone else.

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captainjack

That was the point. Refer to the first part of my comment.

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The Corrupted One

This means 3x as many people complaining about TF2 crashes on SPUF.

Macs are bad enough.

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sammy_sam

Hmmm...doesn't win8 have some sort of xbox live app baked in? Maybe Valves real concern is with digital PC video game distribution if Microsoft enters that market. Going to Linux would be a smart move on Valves part.

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TerribleToaster

No, I'm pretty sure Newell's real concern is how bad Win8 will be.

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Budman_NC

+1

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loozer

Windows 8 is like windows 7 with a new start menu and some other enhancements.

All I had to do was get rid of those funny colored rectangles in my start menu. Now Windows 8 is a totally solid daily driver.

Steam games on linux would be cool though, but crappy driver support is an issue.

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Chronologist

I feel like this is something that a lot of people miss. It isn't hard to switch to desktop mode, and the boot-up enhancements are fantastic.

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bigrigross

If he could manage to get all or most steam games to run on Linux, I would get rid of windows in a instant. I was always hoping that they would make some kind of Linux Steam OS. I would jump for joy if they did that.

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stev2891

Hear, hear. I'd love to drop kick Windows. The competition would be good for MS too.

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strykyr

Now that would make me abandon Windows.

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