monkeyboy wrote:So if we ignore the proprietary OS and the supporting proprietary software and only look at the open source Windows programs then everything is right?
monkeyboy wrote:Sorry I can't torture reality that far to accept you contention.
BiBo1938 wrote:I am a hardware man from way back; if LEO, mercury delay lines, Eccles-Jordan mean anything to you, you know how far back.
To me hardware is the core and I write code to make it do something.
.... because it is a competition between like minds.
Still, a bit more user friendliness would go a far way in making Linux a true replacement of MS.
Gabe Newell wrote:“The big problem that is holding back Linux is games. People don’t realize how critical games are in driving consumer purchasing behavior.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. It’s a hedging strategy. I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think we’ll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people. If that’s true, then it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality.
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