Originally Posted by Rookie1337
Seriously, if you guys have so much problems with MS doing things like this why do you buy or use their products?
How many games support Linux?
90% of the games I've been playing this year are only compatible with Windows. Hopefully the videogame industry can get together and collectively shun DirectX 12, the more Vulkan support we see in games the better.
I'd love to see Apple take a stab at supporting high end gaming, they could be really good at it.
Fundamentally the problem here is that Microsoft has demonstrated a willingness to do anything they can to improve their own metrics, right now the sky is the limit, tomorrow they could start disabling software willy nilly and tell you to use the "free***" Microsoft branded version, and then the next day they could lock out all the features you actually use and tell you to pay for it.
We still don't know their end game.
Maybe everything is going to be business as usual, maybe Microsoft just wants to "unify the Windows platform" and make everything more reliable, or maybe they want to kill off all the legacy software on the market and force everyone into using paid services locked to the Windows store.
After this fiasco we know that they are willing to purposefully frustrate people who don't comply with their benevolent wishes.
Right now in board meetings they're probably saying that Valve is "taking away" billions of dollars from them by offering the Steam client on Windows.
I haven't used Windows for web browsing in over five years, but we'll see if Windows 10 ends up being useful for gaming. I've said it many times before, we won't know how this plays out until after the fact. User agreements for modern operating systems guarantee the user absolutely nothing.
Right now Microsoft is literally using the same tactics as children finding out how much they can get away with before authorities will punish them.
Break all the rules, see what hurts later. That defines their future strategy for dealing with customers.
Until Windows 10 has been cultivated into a reliable platform for more than a few years, it has to be assumed that Microsoft will break everything they can to try and coerce money out of you.Edited by ILoveHighDPI - 5/24/16 at 6:59pm