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8. Re: Consumers To Pay More For Basic Cable. Dec 5, 2012, 21:53 PropheT
 
noman wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 21:31:
To top it off, he connected the incorrect premise he had, to the Gabe Newell's several months old 'catastrophe' comment, which had nothing to do with Windows8 adoption rate, performance etc and everything to do with the Widnows Store.

No, it didn't have to do with the Windows Store, and I see that thrown out there every time an article about this comes up. Seriously, just go read the damn quote. Go do it, I'll wait.

Done?

See how it had nothing at all to do with the Windows Store? Alright, you didn't go look it up. This is what he said:

“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.”

It's a comment about market direction when the heart of the PC market makes an OS that's half-ass designed for tablets instead, and a design that will push people and OEM's away from the traditional PC market that PC game makers count on. There's already sales questions about Windows 8 and its adoption rate, you can find articles easily from the last few weeks. You can already see certain OEM's that have been looking for ways out of the PC market, like HP.

I don't mind Windows 8 from using it for the last month, since I had to learn support for it at work. But you know what? It's usable because I can just skip all the shit that makes it Windows 8 and use it exactly like Windows 7, without ever touching the new "desktop"... I never take it out of desktop mode in normal use. So why use 8 instead of 7? I can't honestly think of a good reason.

And that's exactly what the point was. For example.
 
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