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Valve to explain 'hardware opportunities' for Linux [35868]

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject: Valve to explain 'hardware opportunities' for Linux [35868] Reply with quote

Valve's Gabe Newell likes Linux. A lot. In spite of the operating system representing less-than-one percent share by every metric used by Valve, Newell believes that Linux will play a large role in the future of PC gaming--so much so that his company is invested in making a Linux-based Steambox. In addition to releasin

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"the platform now has 198 games"

that's 198 games I don't want to play ... half life 3 confirmed.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nah, they will buyout all mahjong and similar games and make them pay to play over google play. My grandma could make that business model if she had money... Gabe has...so...Ooohoy pirates....
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, since Microsoft has decided they are now "a devices company," it's a good bet they'll be neglecting Windows (more than Win8, that is), so something will move into the gap. Will it be Linux or another such Unix derivative? Probably, but not absolutely. With the accelerating implosion of Apple post-Jobs, I wouldn't bet on OSX stepping up. Newell is just playing the numbers.

I know many of you kiddies born after 1980 grew up with DOS/Windows as the dominant PC operating system, so you just assume it'll always be there, but grandmas DO die. It's only a function of time.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apathy Curve wrote:
Well, since Microsoft has decided they are now "a devices company," it's a good bet they'll be neglecting Windows (more than Win8, that is), so something will move into the gap. Will it be Linux or another such Unix derivative? Probably, but not absolutely. With the accelerating implosion of Apple post-Jobs, I wouldn't bet on OSX stepping up. Newell is just playing the numbers.

I know many of you kiddies born after 1980 grew up with DOS/Windows as the dominant PC operating system, so you just assume it'll always be there, but grandmas DO die. It's only a function of time.


and what are you proposing? Amiga Workbench? Understand this: OS that supports most games will always be dominant because market leans to that side. Following are the software developers that are most likely to develop for the most popular platform, not necessarily the best platform.
So, to conclude: in today's world, OS that can run the most games and porn is going to stay on top. I don't see DirectX going anywhere away from m$, nor OpenGL being taken seriously by developers.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry but Gabe and company have lost it. I tried Steam on Linux. It sucks. Couldn't care less about their Steam box.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux alone won't cut it.
Steam alone won't cut it.
Any other hardware than PC won't cut it.
Let me know if I need to say more.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Csimbi wrote:
Linux alone won't cut it.
Steam alone won't cut it.
Any other hardware than PC won't cut it.
Let me know if I need to say more.


I am pretty sure that chainsaw would cut it >>
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gx-x wrote:
Csimbi wrote:
Linux alone won't cut it.
Steam alone won't cut it.
Any other hardware than PC won't cut it.
Let me know if I need to say more.


I am pretty sure that chainsaw would cut it >>

lol
Wanna give it a try? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Csimbi wrote:
gx-x wrote:
Csimbi wrote:
Linux alone won't cut it.
Steam alone won't cut it.
Any other hardware than PC won't cut it.
Let me know if I need to say more.


I am pretty sure that chainsaw would cut it >>

lol
Wanna give it a try? Smile


Razz

I only have steam installed because it's needed for some reloaded cracks. I ain't giving 1/4 of my miserable income for any game. I therefore actually don't give a shit about Gabe's crocked planes to milk more money out of rich American citizens.
I guess, in a way, it's better to give money on games and stuff then to buy guns then go kill a bunch of people. That's not only wrong, but also boring as shit. My countrymen cannot afford guns (and they are illegal) so they use axes to kill each other. That's way more fun, and less wasteful.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gx-x wrote:
I only have steam installed because it's needed for some reloaded cracks.

I find it ironic that you need to have Steam installed in order to use it illegally, lol
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Csimbi wrote:
gx-x wrote:
I only have steam installed because it's needed for some reloaded cracks.

I find it ironic that you need to have Steam installed in order to use it illegally, lol


true Smile on the other hand, it doesn't need to run. It's just needed for some components. And it's just for certain games cracked by certain groups. Sometimes another group makes a paralel release that doesn't need it.
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