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 Jul 26, 2012 - 10:05 AM - by Michael
* Valve Goes Linux Because Win8 = Fail

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Gabe Newell of Valve has put his foot down: Valve's porting to Linux fast, because Windows 8 is a train wreck.

Having tested the trial version... he's right. It'd be ok for a pad interface or phone interface, but Win8 on the desktop blows chunks. Seriously.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. It’s a hedging strategy. I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think we’ll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people. If that’s true, then it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality.

 

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