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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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102. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 26, 2012, 00:11 Dev
 
noman wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 19:56:
the right click context menus are completely absent. Usually after right click, you have to travel some ways on the monitor to make the selection
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ClearType (and the new DirectWrite) is somewhat inconsistently applied across the entire OS, and even turning off the feature in control panel or tweaking the setting doesn't take effect properly.
Oh joy, so they are taking away features from previous windows? Yeah I'm going to LOVE having 100 items listed in my right click.
As for direct write, that's been the case in previous versions of windows. I had to turn that off in steam to get readable text. And while researching it I found out that the last couple versions of IE don't follow the system settings on that in vista or windows 7. Even if you disable it in both windows and IE, parts of IE still ignore that and keep using it.
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 00:08:
Someone should kickstart a Linux gfx card obviously.
Yes, because $100 million is so doable for something like that.
 
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