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Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell

"The big problem that is holding back Linux is games. People donít realize how critical games are in driving consumer purchasing behavior," says Valve's Gabe Newell as quoted on AllThingsD. "We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. Itís a hedging strategy. I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think weíll 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 thatís true, then it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality." Thanks VG247.

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114. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 26, 2012, 04:27 2nd_floor
 
I agree with Mr. Newell that games can make a huge difference for a computer system, possibly THE reason, or the second reason why Windows has survived on the desktop, because of games (the other being Office)! Just unfortunate Valve decided to support Linux this late (I'd like to know what Valve thinks about secure-boot).

It is funny that people have kept using Windows through the years though. The GUI has become more and more pretty, I think the Metro GUI looks cool (why is it called Metro though?). I think the problem with Windows is what is happening on the inside. Malware and adware, bugs and security holes plague Windows, but that hasn't stopped the masses from continuing to use it. Until the last few years maybe with a large rise in Mac products, most (80%?) desktops ran Windows. 3/4 computers I ran with Windows Vista got malware on them, and my credit card number was stolen on one of them! Billionaire Steve Ballmer danced up and down and told me Vista was great, fast and secure. He doesn't have to worry about money, maybe he could make sure his software actually is as advertised, haha.

According to Maximum PC, hardware vendors are jumping to Windows 8! Every piece of hardware and software from major companies ALWAYS support the latest version of Windows. Windows 8 to me looks quite pretty. I imagine it will do well, with consumers anyways!

People are smart and intuitive. Linux has learning curves and can need fixes, but when you solve them, the system tends to last longer and is more concrete than Windows is. People can learn Linux. Today it works out of the box almost as cleanly (and is 100x more secure!) as/than Windows does/is. Everything you need to enjoy your computer is installed automatically! It is not difficult to learn. Linux is incredibly more powerful and robust than Windows is.
 
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