Misc. Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:19pm
Is this worth it
Do you even know what you are doing

If this takes more than 10 minutes for you to install ubuntu isnt 4 u
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Copulative Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:20pm 
Nobody cares.
Hersir Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:20pm 
Or if you didn't know what Linux was untill Tux was released.
Misc. Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:21pm 
not even saying its because ur computer is bad

if you cant install a distro that does pretty much everything for u

youre probably not smart enough to own a dual boot

thats even if you decided not to completely replace windows

Misc. Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:22pm 
Originally posted by Hersir:
Or if you didn't know what Linux was untill Tux was released.
♥♥♥♥♥ please

im running foresight w/gnome

im only running ♥♥♥♥ty windows on dual boot cause games

windows lacks tonnes of simple shortcuts and features even OSX has

you wanna know why steam is switching to linux

because Gabe hates Win 8, and there are plenty more reasons to hate win 8 than what I just said

sure its more stable than win7 and you can choose not to use metro tile theme

but still then the DE is horrible and still no workspaces, alt+mouse to drag windows, lack of a powerful terminal tool, maybe you know all this, but for the most popular OS, its pretty bad. anyone who has half a brain would only ever use windows for games
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Hank Peggy Bobby Luanne Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:45pm 
Snow Leopard. ftw.
Zalzakoss Feb 16, 2013 @ 10:05pm 
Originally posted by Hank Peggy Bobby Luanne:
Snow Leopard. ftw.
Mac drone
Zyroxeon Feb 16, 2013 @ 10:16pm 
Originally posted by Hank Peggy Bobby Luanne:
Snow Leopard. ftw.
snow leopard is so fast man
ownomics Feb 16, 2013 @ 10:27pm 
Originally posted by 【カル】☆Vocaloid3☆:
steam is switching to linux
lol
Nah, not very soon. Gayben isn't going to screw his company over just because of some personal preference.

Originally posted by 【カル】☆Vocaloid3☆:
its more stable than win7
Not really, no.
Misc. Feb 16, 2013 @ 10:54pm 
Originally posted by ownomics:
Originally posted by 【カル】☆Vocaloid3☆:
steam is switching to linux
lol
Nah, not very soon. Gayben isn't going to screw his company over just because of some personal preference.
No, you don't understand; It's Windows 8 that's screwing Steam.

Gabe is switching because Windows is horrible and honestly would've died a long long time ago if it weren't for the software library.

It's not a personal preference; the Steam console is already confirmed to be based on Linux, and probably create a distro of it's own specialized console OS with it's own DE. This is a great move, as it allows MUCH more freedom with pretty much everything. And nothing will be cheating, since pretty much everyone has access to these tools.
Rabblerouser Feb 16, 2013 @ 11:23pm 
Valve will just make it tradeable in a few months anyways.
Shadowlord90 (Ryder) Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:42am 
Actually, pointing this out, the user the user on this post has a point.

Originally posted by 【カル】☆Vocaloid3☆:
Originally posted by ownomics:
lol
Nah, not very soon. Gayben isn't going to screw his company over just because of some personal preference.
No, you don't understand; It's Windows 8 that's screwing Steam.

Gabe is switching because Windows is horrible and honestly would've died a long long time ago if it weren't for the software library.

It's not a personal preference; the Steam console is already confirmed to be based on Linux, and probably create a distro of it's own specialized console OS with it's own DE. This is a great move, as it allows MUCH more freedom with pretty much everything. And nothing will be cheating, since pretty much everyone has access to these tools.

This is actually right. Because Windows 8, the new Iphone based Windows, is getting rid of other shop based channels to push the "Microsoft Shop." What is the Microsoft Shop? It's Steam, but Microsoft made it. Microsoft expects Valve to port all of their games to Microsoft Shop and abandon Steam. Think about this in hindsight, Why do you think Valve announced Steam was coming to Linux again?

100% Recycled Awesome Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:56am 
Windows 8 is terrible. I intended to stay on Windows 7 until they lose all support...or they decide that Windows 8 was a mistake and revert back to 7's interface.

And I'm hardly a minority. Valve knows this.
Zyroxeon Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:28am 
Originally posted by 100% Recycled Awesome:
Windows 8 is terrible. I intended to stay on Windows 7 until they lose all support...or they decide that Windows 8 was a mistake and revert back to 7's interface.

And I'm hardly a minority. Valve knows this.
Windows 8 is to Windows 7 as Windows 7 was to XP a few years ago.
Misc. Feb 17, 2013 @ 7:31am 
Originally posted by Zyroxeon:
Originally posted by 100% Recycled Awesome:
Windows 8 is terrible. I intended to stay on Windows 7 until they lose all support...or they decide that Windows 8 was a mistake and revert back to 7's interface.

And I'm hardly a minority. Valve knows this.
Windows 8 is to Windows 7 as Windows 7 was to XP a few years ago.
You can use the same interface as it is in 7. Right now, Windows 8 is an improvement on everything 7 if you don't bother using the tiles desktop environment. But not much else really; the real changes are in Metro.

Take a look where Microsoft is now:

Trying to monopolize the Smartphone market it had no place in the first place, Apple currently dominates that with iOS and the iPhone/iPad. More people still probably own Android than they do Windows phones or tablets.

Now they're trying to do it with games, Steam just happens to have a lot of games that are based on Microsoft's DirectX, their API, and recently discovered that a lot of Source games actually run better on OpenGL than they do on DX, with reports of improvements of 15-30% more frames.

Microsoft is grasping for straws and wasting a hell of a lot of money developing things they don't need; Windows 8 Machines showed diminshed sales last year, even at Christmas. Microsoft is pretty much Finished.
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Misc. Feb 17, 2013 @ 7:39am 
Originally posted by 100% Recycled Awesome:
Windows 8 is terrible. I intended to stay on Windows 7 until they lose all support...or they decide that Windows 8 was a mistake and revert back to 7's interface.

And I'm hardly a minority. Valve knows this.

It'll be a godsend if they do with 7 what they did with the logn term support on XP, but what they're doing now is psobably worse than releasing Vista, and it'll take something huge for Microsoft to jump back.
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