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99. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 03:06 noman
Verno wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 02:39:
Just because something isn't new doesn't mean people can't discuss the problems associated. I'm not sure why you think people just all need to run in the opposite direction any time they have an issue with something either, particularly when they're a business that needs to serve its customers wherever they might exist.

Discussing problems is all well and good, but the melodramatics need to be toned down. The post from someone at Croteam doesn't serve any purpose, other than adding to Gabe's catastrophe comment. It doesn't even explain what their own stance on DRM is.

There is a big difference, one is owned by the company who makes the operating system and exercises a great deal of control including deciding whether or not to even allow those aforementioned applications compete on the Windows Store in the future.

Until the time comes when Windows Store is the only way to get applications on Windows, there's no difference between Steam, Origin, Uplay and Windows Store.

Microsoft also has a lot of control over the direction the market will move in the future and this exactly because they basically forced and frontloaded their own store.

Every single digital retailer likes to push their store. Steamworks, Uplay, Origin and Windows Store all force their store on to other retailers.

Windows 8 should be great, it's largely Windows 7 with some minor improvements. I would word the Metro stuff differently, that's putting it mildly.

Windows8 still has more changes compared to Windows7, than what Win7 had compared to Vista. The changes at kernel level are fairly substantial, and there are bunch of very useful new features (ISO mount, better SSD management, better printer stack, better network discovery, better desktop rendering with WDDM1.2, better alt-tab handling, better battery life on laptops, better AHCI support, native USB3, better file history feature, new storage space feature etc.) and it still takes less overall hardware resources than Win7.
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