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9. Re: Valve on Linxu Plans Oct 29, 2012, 22:02 Sepharo
Doombringer wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 21:14:
This reeks of Gabe thumbing his nose at Microsoft simply because he can, and his subordinates trumpeting the same message. Yet, has Valve done the same for Apple? iOS is just as closed as Windows RT in terms of app development, but I haven't heard Gabe rallying the troops against Cupertino? Is he still OK with Sony and the Playstation, but hating on XBox? This guy needs to learn a little about consistency and hypocrisy. A closed platform is a closed platform, a walled garden is a walled garden.

Unless Windows 8 somehow patches out its classic Desktop environment, I can't see it being omg-horribly-detrimental to gaming.

We already went over this when people were calling Notch's stance hypocritical. The distinction here is that Apple's platform has been closed whereas Microsoft's has not. The fear is that Microsoft is heading down the same path.

closed platform -> still closed platform ... "meh"
open platform -> closed platform ... "bad for gaming"

And though Gabe has made those critical comments, I don't consider this Steam on Linux to be reeking of Gabe thumbing his nose. It's smart business regardless of what Microsoft is doing, he's expanding the market.
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