Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
Windows 7 will last long enough to not be replaced by Linux. The moment MS kills Windows 7 DirectX Updates its the moment they will lose the gaming Community. Windows 9 has has to be like Windows 7.
But it wont, it is Vista in a nut shell.
Vista wasn't the greatest.
7 took ideas from it and made it better.
8 isn't the greatest.
9 will take ideas from it and make it better.
I think the main thing Microsoft is doing wrong it making it so we don't have options like booting straight into desktop mode and disabling the "windows 8" interface without having to buy a program like start8 to do so.
If they did those two things, I'd buy it.
Back OT, This is great that they are attempting to support other platforms but I just don't see the windows 8 marketplace taking over steam. People are comparing the win8 marketplace to the app store on mac osx. STEAM STILL WORKS ON MAC OSX. STEAM WILL STILL WORK ON WIN8. They wont remove support it's just that people who don't know about steam and like games will just buy them from the app store / win8 marketplace which will remove some market share from Steam, meaning valve are pissed.Edited by chrisguitar - 11/5/12 at 5:19pm