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23. Re: Blizzard/Valve and Win8 Jul 28, 2012, 11:38 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 00:14:
I dunno, Vista was horrible, and that didn't drive developers and customers to Linux.

No... it made people stick with XP. (which is partially the reason developers stuck with DX9...the other reason (to this day) is the Xbox 360)
And... some did flock to OSX (As I did for my non-gaming machine)

However, that was really coincidence, since I was fascinated with Leopard's features (at the time), and since Macs were intel based, I knew I could run my non-gaming windows apps on them. It really had nothing to do with Vista, since I just stuck with XP on my gaming rig until 7 was available. My point is, though... Mac sales went up quite a bit during the Vista era.

At work, we also skipped Vista and we are still deploying 7 as we rotate out old XP machines. It will be a couple of more years to get rid of XP since the machines are on a 5 year rotation (and most of these XP machines are downgraded from Vista purchases), and we're not allowed to just buy / upgrade the OS. That said, we have zero intentions of going to 8.

This comment was edited on Jul 28, 2012, 11:52.
 
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