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post #21 of 77
The thing is, Valve would never allow this to happen.

For each update that Microsoft brings, Valve will be right behind them to patch whatever they break.
post #22 of 77

Wow more baseless accusations from this guy. Didn't he learn from the UWP mistake?

 

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Originally Posted by umeng2002 View Post


I still haven't encountered any issues with Steam. I can see if you're trying to use stolen CC number on CS:GO or something...

He isn't really pulling this out of thin air. MS has a history of this.

Want to tell us about this "history?"

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Garbage claim indeed.

but who knows with this chaos these days.
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Ha, ha. U guys so funny.

It's not like the only reason the Linux Steam client exists is because Microsoft threatened to murder it with the W10 launch. Why would Valve put so much effort into making a client, wrapper, tools and even a distro for a OS with 2% share?

"L4D2 runs XX faster in OGL than DX!" No one remembers? Really?

And the Linux Steam client is still there nor alive nor dead to remind them that it can be done, they can walk away from Windows.

This guy is right but if it ever happens Valve has the tools to make Microsoft regret it.
Edited by Imouto - 7/26/16 at 9:04pm
post #25 of 77
I actually thought one day steam would be on xbox.
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Originally Posted by Imouto View Post


And the Linux Steam client is still there nor alive nor dead to remind them that it can be done, they can walk away from Windows.

This guy is right but if it ever happens Valve has the tools to make Microsoft regret it.

I actually can't wait for this to happen. I have yet to ever learn linux but come on microsoft do it. Just kill yourself already.
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This guy is right but if it ever happens Valve has the tools to make Microsoft regret it.

It takes Xbox moving to Linux, PS moving to Linux, and all DX gaming moving to Linux for it to happen, it's going to be slow... that's the most grueling part of it all. Everybody is too comfortable doing their thing for almost 20 decades now and it's going to take something big to shake things up. I don't know.. maybe VR will do it? The Indie scene is definitely getting there, and engines are becoming abundant. But we need to drop those ugly DX shackles.
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It's not like the only reason the Linux Steam client exists is because Microsoft threatened to murder it with the W10 launch. Why would Valve put so much effort into making a client, wrapper, tools and even a distro for a OS with 2% share?
Valve wasted time and money on SteamOS because gaben threw a hissy fit that Microsoft was including an app store with Windows 8. He basically threw out the same bizarre conspiracy theories that Microsoft was going to break/block/disable Steam and force everyone to use the MS app store--something that Microsoft could do, but that sort of action isn't in Nadella's wheelhouse. He's all about the cloud and services, which means content providers have to have access to Windows in order to provide services.
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Originally Posted by xentrox View Post

It takes Xbox moving to Linux, PS moving to Linux, and all DX gaming moving to Linux for it to happen

Xbox and PS are not Windows and they can stay the way the are.
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Valve wasted time and money on SteamOS because gaben threw a hissy fit that Microsoft was including an app store with Windows 8. He basically threw out the same bizarre conspiracy theories that Microsoft was going to break/block/disable Steam and force everyone to use the MS app store--something that Microsoft could do, but that sort of action isn't in Nadella's wheelhouse. He's all about the cloud and services, which means content providers have to have access to Windows in order to provide services.

My bad saying W10. It was W8 launch.

I don't think any of that was wasted. Valve got a lot of good PR for caring about Linux and got to show off a lot of strength by going against MS.
post #30 of 77
http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/11/05/how_ms_played_the_incompatibility/

Microsoft's reputation isn't unfounded, and this does sound like a similar situation, but as with all things Windows 10, we just have no idea how nasty MS will be until Windows 10 has been in use long enough to have a track record showing how we should expect Microsoft to behave.

Windows 10 is going to be on at least a five year trial period.
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