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Windows 8 is extremely polished. Best Windows OS that i have used to date. ( In My Opinion
Same here. Trying to do basic tasks in Linux is a nightmare. As someone who works on PCs for a living i don't mind learning but it is just way too much work for the average user to ever gain any real market share.
Valve could completely move to Linux and no longer support Windows and they would lose me as a customer because i don't want to deal with the headache that is Linux.

What's funny is all the so called "advanced users" here on OCN revolt against Windows 8 for changing the UI. Well if they are so advanced they can put back the start menu but they won't because HEY they shouldn't have too rolleyes.gif but in the same breath say they will run to Linux which is a giant pain the butt and has little software support. Same folks that adore Steam and hate Origin and now the Windows Store.

LOL OCN you is full of Hypocrites

EDIT: I forgot to put in ALL HAIL STEAM rolleyes.gif
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Steambuntu? $49.95? Guaranteed to work with all games!!

Coming to a store near you.

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What's funny is all the so called "advanced users" here on OCN revolt against Windows 8 for changing the UI. Well if they are so advanced they can put back the start menu but they won't because HEY they shouldn't have too rolleyes.gif but in the same breath say they will run to Linux which is a giant pain the butt and has little software support. Same folks that adore Steam and hate Origin and now the Windows Store.

LOL OCN you is full of Hypocrites

You know what is hypocritical? Ubuntu also has a *paid* App store, everyone is ignoring that. Both Apple and Microsoft have a paid app store, so they are evil. Ubuntu on the other hand is da bomb.
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You know what is hypocritical? Ubuntu also has a *paid* App store, everyone is ignoring that. Both Apple and Microsoft have a paid app store, so they are evil. Ubuntu on the other hand is da bomb.

That's just showing a complete lack of understanding.
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Publicity stunt.

Gabe just wants Microsoft to pander to him in their app store with Steam. In other words, he just doesn't want to compete. Moving to Linux isn't going to make much money, and that's a fact. Your average user and gamer isn't running Linux, and is used to Windows. That won't change.

Microsoft ~90% of the personal computer market. Yeah, good luck with that Valve!
 
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Did I miss something or you all mad? I though article and video said that they are making Steam version for Linux, especially Ubuntu. They didn't say that they will stop making for iOS and Windows, they only said that it will be harder. You mad because "we" will finnaly get proper games?
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Windows is behind in the technology world right now and with Windows 8, their focus is the average users, NOT gamers. They're trying to catch up with Apple and all those Android devices.

Valve is a smart gaming company and they support what's best for their customers and gaming in general. Windows don't give a damn about gamers, aside from the money they're making. Also, some Valve games are already proven to work better on Linux, and Linux is already so open source, trust me it can't get better for Valve on Linux.
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I'm also rallying against W8 for mouse/keyboard computers. Switched 100% to linux distros, just boot up W7 for sc2 and some steam games but hopefully in the next couple years that won't even be necessary any more.

SC2 works great under WINE, just fyi. =)
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Windows is behind in the technology world right now and with Windows 8, their focus is the average users, NOT gamers. They're trying to catch up with Apple and all those Android devices.
Valve is a smart gaming company and they support what's best for their customers and gaming in general. Windows don't give a damn about gamers, aside from the money they're making. Also, some Valve games are already proven to work better on Linux, and Linux is already so open source, trust me it can't get better for Valve on Linux.

First, Windows is not behind and their focus is indeed largely on gamers now and that's what alot of these Steam/Windows 8 discussions have been based on. The only catching up they are doing is on Tablets and Phones. Metro or Start or whatever it's called is just a new coat of paint on windows that ties in with all the platforms.

Second Valve is smart you are right. So smart they have made a killing off selling others work and building a massive fan base sheep. I'll give them that. If you think they really care what's best for the customer though, you are mistaken. They, like every other large firm, care about money. Not you, your family, your dog or neighbor. MONEY! That's what they care about.

All these folks pouring their heart, soul and money into Valve's Steam will one day get a rude awakening and you can take that to the bank.
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All these folks pouring their heart, soul and money into Valve's Steam will one day get a rude awakening and you can take that to the bank.

So true. Steam sucks!

For example; I can't even launch Portal 2 right now, or at all this morning, because all I get is this:
 
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