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I think this will be really good for PC gaming, so I embrace this. Also I wonder how Valves linux OS is going to be.. I'll probably slap it in a VM when it comes available and check it out

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Honestly I believe Windows 8 is just a PR scape goat to help Linux adoption so they can build their console.

Makes sense. Throw all sorts of crap on Windows to have an excuse to go on Linux.


Maybe Microsoft refused to make a deal with them to provide the OS, and now they're mad?
   
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Maybe Microsoft refused to make a deal with them to provide the OS, and now they're mad?

Or maybe its because Microsoft is trying to push a tablet OS on desktop users? (and yes, I've spent a quantitative amount of time allowing me to form that opinion)

If the Steam box brings more people to the PC side, I'm all for it. Can't say I'd buy it myself unless it managed console-like optimization out of the hardware, because my PC does everything I need it to. I just hope we can play cross platform with Linux and Steambox players.
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eh who cares... were is the rest of HL... nvm another console.
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Maybe Microsoft refused to make a deal with them to provide the OS, and now they're mad?

I doubt it. I'm pretty sure they (Valve) has been wanting to expand to all platforms for a long time now, and all the bad publicity on Microsoft gives them a way to push their expansion.

Linux is much easier for them to modify to suit their needs, although we'll see what they actually do in terms of UI modifications.

Plus, I'm pretty sure they don't like the Microsoft Store as competition.
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Duuuuude.... This would be freaking awesome. I will buy this. Just because tongue.gif
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MS store is a threat. End of Story.
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I love the idea of booting into Steam, skip Windows and get straight to the games. The idea of Valve making an OS from the ground up is kind of scary though (given how buggy Steam is), so if they just made a Linux "Steam Distro" that would be cool.
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I really hope this comes to light and really crushes M$. Payback for the violation of both PC gamers and everyday users over the past few years. I look forward to truly cross-platform gaming.
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I really hope this comes to light and really crushes M$. Payback for the violation of both PC gamers and everyday users over the past few years. I look forward to truly cross-platform gaming.

Steam on Linux is not going to crush Microsoft... there's a much bigger world outside of gaming that relies on Microsoft products and support.
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I love the idea of booting into Steam, skip Windows and get straight to the games. The idea of Valve making an OS from the ground up is kind of scary though (given how buggy Steam is), so if they just made a Linux "Steam Distro" that would be cool.

This is basically a computer with a Linux "Steam Distro" as you put it.
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