Source: All Things D
quote: As for linux games....ya good luck getting MS to license directx, and good luck to the rest of the developers in making their games in openGL.
quote: I don't see people moving on to OGL for the same reason directx has a PC monopoly
quote: Personally I think file locking is a very good feature. On linux you can easily pull the rug from under the entire system, because it will let you modify or delete anything.
quote: See, that's the difference between having something implemented on paper, and having something that's actually useful in the real world.
quote: And no, this kind of mechanism does not exist in linux.
quote: Not running as root/admin has been child's play since the first versions of NT.
quote: Since Vista, you do not run with administrator rights anymore
quote: You either don't understand what I'm saying, or you don't *want* to understand.
quote: I *do* know what I'm talking about obviously
quote: The OS has no concept of multiple accounts belonging to the same user.
quote: The problem here is that you basically fail to understand the technology, etc.
quote: No, that is not correct. The typical consumer doesn't know how to 'dial back' UAC, so they just use the default restricted settings.
quote: disenfranchised or not, thats like saying Ford is going to quit making cars because of the new EPA regulations.
quote: People who deveop for windows arent just going to stop. Windows is the most popular operating system in the world. Pretty sure no one is going to drop windows merely on principal.
quote: Cars were supposed to kill public transportation
quote: You do relize the same has been said about every major technology shift, and its never happened.
quote: Windows 8 represents the single biggest threat to the software industry ever.
quote: Okay back on topic, what's with the bad analogies? How is Windows 8 a technology shift? Especially one on the level of cars and automated factory machines? Come on!
quote: He's basically scared about the new windows app market place encroaching on his steam business. As for linux games....ya good luck getting MS to license directx, and good luck to the rest of the developers in making their games in openGL.
quote: I would recommend trying it again.
quote: Also, from what I've seen it's a real pain to get on Steam.
quote: That ugly start screen and no possible way to access and launch apps with one-click is a total freaking deal killer. I have dozens of apps I use per day, often opening and launching many within minutes, often having a dozen+ open at once. Going BAACK to some other UI screen just to freaking launch an app is dumb.
quote: My desktop is where I live. I have ObjectDock and Rainmeter running, along with drive shortcuts and other stuff. My desktop is my workbench, everything within arms reach. That dumb start screen would screw it all up. I couldn't close a Metro App and it went full screen for some god forsaken reason. Don't even get me started on shutting the OS down, I literally had to cut power to the PC to get out of that sh*t OS.
quote: Even if Windows 8 is the worst failure in Microsoft history the alternative is Windows 7
quote: I'll bet you $50 right now that Win8 will be a bigger failure than Vista, the revolt will be huge!
quote: "I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people."