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Valve, Linux and the Windows 8 Catastrophe

Jul 30, 2012, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"I've tried Windows 8, and I couldn't agree with Gabe Newell any more than I do," enthused Google+ blogger Linux Rants, for example.

"Windows 8 is a disaster, plain and simple," he added. "I'd recommend staying as far away from it as possible. If this travesty of an operating system is what it takes to push more users to Linux, we have Microsoft to thank for coming through on delivering that travesty."

That said, however, "Windows 8 doesn't exactly have Gabe Newell's best interests at heart," Linux Rants pointed out. "Valve's Steam is basically a software store, and as such, will compete directly with the Windows Store integrated into Windows 8. If done well, the Windows Store could spell the end for Steam."

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