Is Valve’s Linux gamble over Windows 8 a shot in the dark?

I’m no fan of Windows 8. I believe that the mish-mash of classis user interface and the newer touch-enabled Metro user interface results in a design disaster that could sink the new operating system, and I believe that Microsoft is running out of time to fix this mess.

That said, I’m not sure why Newell is so worried about Windows 8.