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Monkey Spanker
Show it to the nice monkey.
+284|5375|England
Gabe comes out with some interesting stuff.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18996377
Quote of the year so far "Fifa 11 on the other hand... shiny things for mongos "-mtb0minime
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Tdog2007
Giggity Giggity
+25|5836|US
Retarded people will buy, then complain.

Smart people will skip it to the next, if they don't balls that one up as well. If they do Hello Linux!
pirana6
Go Cougs!
+647|5414|Washington St.
I'm sure this has nothing to do with it:

The Windows Store could dent the success of Valve's own online market, Steam, through which players buy games
-CARNIFEX-[LOC]
Da Blooze
+111|5777

pirana6 wrote:

I'm sure this has nothing to do with it:

The Windows Store could dent the success of Valve's own online market, Steam, through which players buy games
After GFWL I would avoid that like a smallpox blanket.
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Ilocano
buuuurrrrrrppppp.......
+341|5790

pirana6 wrote:

I'm sure this has nothing to do with it:

The Windows Store could dent the success of Valve's own online market, Steam, through which players buy games
_j5689_
Dreads & Bergers
+354|5840|Riva, MD
I guess this is why he decided to suddenly capitalize on the Linux market finally to make up for lost sales on Windows 8, which I also highly doubt will happen anyway unless MS starts making their prices competitive instead of always being full price like they are on GFWL.  They'll likely have a bunch of Indy sales from all those little BS apps that will inevitably hit the Windows Store though
Ilocano
buuuurrrrrrppppp.......
+341|5790

Definitely the indie market on Steam will be affected.  I intend to put up some apps on the upcoming Win8 app store.

Good luck on the Linux.  No way I'll be bothered to have more than one PC in the house running Linux.  Average household having it?
_j5689_
Dreads & Bergers
+354|5840|Riva, MD
There's tons of people that have waited for Valve to port Steam and the Source Engine to Linux for a long time but from what the Linux people are saying on relevant sites, Valve is kind of late to the Linux game and there's already competition from Desura and a few others.  Still, their Source Engine exclusives obviously won't come from anywhere else and Linux people can't wait to play those.  Tbh, Left 4 Dead 2 is a rather stupid starting choice for the first port in my opinion, but I guess they felt it would be cheesy if they did Portal again like they did for Mac.

Very exciting to see it finally be ported to all three platforms, hopefully they'll have an easier time with Linux as long as it doesn't run weird code like Mac does; the Mac subforum on the Steam forums is absolutely littered with issues of all kinds, mainly instability, because Valve didn't program enough of it in Cocoa(Mac's happy-code) so they could keep it similar enough with the PC platform.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,937|5895|USA

I seem to remember BF2S drooling over Windows 8.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,719|5860|Oxferd Ohire
i dont
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_j5689_
Dreads & Bergers
+354|5840|Riva, MD

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

I seem to remember BF2S drooling over Windows 8.
I think everybody did until they realized Metro was going to be so deliberately forced on everyone.  Adding a ribbon interface to Explorer was just unnecessary as well.  Other than that I love the new changes they've made but it's a shame there isn't any kind of choice for using Metro.
bugz
Fission Mailed
+3,311|5435

There's an option to switch to the regular taskbar type desktop and from what I've heard there are ways of disabling Metro all together.
13urnzz
Banned
+5,830|5620

bugz wrote:

There's an option to switch to the regular taskbar type desktop and from what I've heard there are ways of disabling Metro all together.
i intend to disable Metro the same way i disabled Metro for bf3 - by not buying it.
Shahter
Zee Ruskie
+295|5898|Moscow, Russia
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if you open your mind too much your brain will fall out.
Camm
Feeding the Cats.
+761|4091|Dundee, Scotland.

Shahter wrote:

W7 is perfect. No need to win8
for a fatty you're a serious intellectual lightweight.
FatherTed
xD
+3,936|5623|so randum
miss odd versions of windows

win95/98 - skip ME
XP - skip vista
7 - skip 8?
Small hourglass island
Always raining and foggy
Use an umbrella
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,719|5860|Oxferd Ohire
yea cept by the time i got vista it was aight

and was easy to connect to the internet
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rdx-fx
...
+955|5714

FatherTed wrote:

miss odd versions of windows

win95/98 - skip ME
XP - skip vista
7 - skip 8?
They've gotten better over the years.
Used to be "skip three major versions, wait for the 3rd minor bugfix update"

MS-DOS 3.0, skip everything, MS-DOS 6.22, skip everything, Windows 3.11, skip everything, Windows 95 SR2.5.

Then again, from the 80's until mid 90's, all the 'real' computers I worked with ran a Unix variant.
Everything else was an office toy, or video game box.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,937|5895|USA

I've primarily used MS-DOS 6.22, Windows 3.11, 95, 98SESP2, XP and 7. Ran PC-DOS 7 for awhile back in the 90's. Had its uses. Saved a ton of conventional memory for gaming, as i recall.

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