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35. Re: Valve on Linxu Plans Oct 30, 2012, 09:07 wtf_man
 
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.

Win8 puts Metro and MS App Store in your face, and for Metro Apps there is only the MS App Store.

OSX does not give you the ability to run IOS apps nor does it try to force you to use IOS Apps, and the OSX App Store can be turned off (As far as a sole installation source).

So, IOS and RT (Formerly Windows CE) themselves, have nothing to do with it. It's Windows 8 and Surface Pro (Which runs full Windows 8, not RT)... that are trying to get you to switch to Metro Apps instead of regular thick client Windows Desktop Apps.
 
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