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76. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 23:47 Dev
WaltC wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 21:20:
In Newell's case, he always has an ulterior reason for some of the crap he spews--he *knows* that Ubuntu 12.04 gaming business will not even come close to supporting Valve--yet he pretends it is some kind of alternative to Windows.
Pretty sure thats all the other users and reporters overreacting to what he says. I dont recall seeing Gabe say anything about it currently being a valid valve business alternative and an alternative for hardcore gamers.
For instance here's a quote from him:
"it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality."
Talking about windows 8 problems. He's saying he wants options. He's not saying that linux is magically going to replace windows.

And the linux thing has been in development for years at valve. You can see previous articles (I think at phoronix), where they mention this. Its taken so long because of the casual working on it and wheels on the desks thing at valve. Just that most people dismissed it previously.
Gabe is generally pretty upfront about what they are doing and what to expect. Just that a lot of people don't believe him. Like when he and others at valve talked about a flat management structure in a bunch of talks, many people repeatedly denied it when I pointed this out in posts. It took until their employee handbook "leaked" for some to admit it and even then some thought it was more a publicity stunt than actual reality.

FloodAnxiety wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 21:17:
Instead of having a roughly 50x50 hot spot for the mouse to click on, there is a 4x4 hot spot right in the corner. I know where the start button is, I don't need the wasted pixels on my taskbar to show the Windows Logo.
Yes, because there was never this thing to hide taskbar in previous windows.

This comment was edited on Nov 17, 2012, 23:56.
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