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Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell

"The big problem that is holding back Linux is games. People donít realize how critical games are in driving consumer purchasing behavior," says Valve's Gabe Newell as quoted on AllThingsD. "We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. Itís a hedging strategy. I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think weíll 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 thatís true, then it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality." Thanks VG247.

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55. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 25, 2012, 19:39 Prez
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 19:25:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 19:16:
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*cough*
Well, there's system admins with skill like that horror guy and then there's Beavers and Prezels...


I know I am going to regret attempting logic with you, but let 's say for argument's sake that you're right and not being an admin with the requisite technical skills is the cause of my issues with ME. Is that the mark of a good OS intended for mass market consumption - you have to be a tech savvy admin or the like to get it working stable? Patently ridiculous. I was able to run 98 SE without many issues, did a clean install of ME on four separate occasions, had issues upon issues with it, went back to 98 each time and had no issues (at least by comparison to the train wreck that was ME). Maybe that makes me less tech savvy than you but it does not make ME a good OS.

Vista on the other hand was indeed largely a victim of a bad first impression with the early unoptimized (or non-existent) drivers. Currently Vista is rock solid and zippy. ME is not in the same category by any stretch.
 
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