Dopefish Dec 10, 2012 @ 12:20am
Change "PC" to "Windows"
In the Steam store, one has three options to choose from for filtering games to buy. The options are PC, Mac, and Linux. Personally, I feel that PC covers all the platforms and that it should be changed to "Windows" now that Mac OS X support is here and Linux support is coming. I suppose I'm just being picky and all, but it would look more consistent. Thoughts?
Last edited by Dopefish; Dec 10, 2012 @ 12:21am
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-FwG- ^ Bucky21659 Dec 10, 2012 @ 12:39am 
I agree, whenever I see a 12 year old post "mac>pc=tru lolz swag yolo" it ♥♥♥♥es me the hell off, not only for the mispell, the swag, and the yolo, but how they reffered to Windows as "PC." Really, if you think about it, Mac's stopped being any different than PCs once Apple partnered with Intel and started putting Intel processors (Just like a lot of 'PCs' have, 12 year old!) in their computers. All that did to a Mac to make it different was make it a PC with a well-done Unix based operating system, and severely limited BIOS. So yeah, I agree with changing "PC" to "Windows."
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SkaarjZR Dec 10, 2012 @ 12:41am 
I wonder, why does PC mean Windows?
PC is just hardware. You cannot run games on bare hardware, can you?
mikeym Dec 10, 2012 @ 1:10am 
+1
henu Dec 10, 2012 @ 1:43am 
+1
Destado 13 Dec 10, 2012 @ 1:54am 
Google is your friend as to why PC means Windows based computer, and pc means personal computer.
paulguy119 Dec 10, 2012 @ 2:41am 
Originally posted by SkaarjZR:
I wonder, why does PC mean Windows?
PC is just hardware. You cannot run games on bare hardware, can you?
Ikari Warriors. :p
ThOR27 Dec 10, 2012 @ 2:44am 
This already has been discussed here before, and I totally agree.
AsciiWolf Dec 10, 2012 @ 2:51am 
+1
NightStalker Dec 10, 2012 @ 3:18am 
+1
OzZy [GER] Dec 10, 2012 @ 3:48am 
+1
VoroN Dec 10, 2012 @ 4:06am 
+1
TheJJ Dec 10, 2012 @ 4:36am 
+1
LaugeGregers Dec 10, 2012 @ 4:39am 
This is so true. PC just means a computer you can buy and install what ever software and OS on you desire.
This also why Mac for the most parts is not reffered to as a PC, as you can't install Linux/windows on it out of the box, you need to do some "fixing".
I really do hope they will change it.
shiba87 Dec 10, 2012 @ 4:44am 
I agree

A PC is not a PC because of Windows, is a PC despìte of Windows
[ARCH] perlmut Dec 10, 2012 @ 5:23am 
+1
You guys are all right of course. BUT:
The pratical reason for this is that PC has 2 letters and Windows has 7! I dont think any of you ant PC being exchanged with "Win" ;)

IMHO: PC sounds like an old unflexible dinosaur in times of tablets and smartphones. Very appropriate for Windows :-P
Last edited by [ARCH] perlmut; Dec 10, 2012 @ 5:31am
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