Originally Posted by Artev
ok so IF valve and IBM build the support and infrastructure that MS currently has, THEN they will be able to compete with Windows. Right now, that support and infrastructure isn't there and gaming on Linux is vastly inferior in both amount of games and support. I am not saying Windows cannot be defeated, I'm saying that people have been saying Linux will replace windows since the mid 90's and i havent seen it yet
and the reason it hasn't happened is there isn't a big company driving it yet. If valve does it, then things change. I'll believe it when I see it
Pretty much where I stand. The problem is in order to defeat windows (and alternately OSX) you have to close off the system unify it under one distribution and set restrictions. These are all things that the linux crowd hates. I mean I am all for a 3rd competitor but I hope everyone who is in reality here understands that serious investments are going to have to be made by Valve or someone else and sacrifices in ideology will have to be made.
I mean everyone here praising Newell does understand Steam is a closed system right? It's not open source.'
Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever OSX is its own company?
edit: oops... read that wrong.
as for linux "having so little support" ever heard of ubuntu?
where is the phone number for ubuntu support? I am having trouble locating it on their website?
^ when ubuntu offers that level of support I'll call it support. And that is just consumer support.
Don't get me wrong Redhat has some OK enterprise level support but it's nowhere near the level of even Windows CONSUMER support (their enterprise support is top notch)Edited by Darkpriest667 - 9/17/13 at 3:52pm