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    Default Windows 8 Launch Date Finalized

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    Windows 8 will be available to consumers from Friday October 26, 2012. The date was announced by Steven Sinofsky, president of Windows division at Microsoft, at the company's annual sales meeting.
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    Ahh i cant wait for windows 8

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    I am waiting for Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server 8).
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    Hope It'll provide better gaming performance than 7

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    Windows 8 a Catastrophe, Want Linux to Thrive: Gabe Newell

    Gabe Newell is part of the crowd that's not impressed with Microsoft Windows 8, or the direction in which it's going to take PC gaming. Newell's concerns, expressed in an interview to VentureBeat, go beyond the God-awful UI, and predict that Windows 8 could reshape the computing industry in a way that's bad for high-performance desktops, at least those sold by major OEMs, which could affect game developers and distributors such as Valve, which took roots in the PC platform.

    "I think that Windows 8 is kind of a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space. I think that we’re going to lose some of the top-tier PC [original equipment manufacturers]. They’ll exit the market. I think margins are going to be destroyed for a bunch of people. If that’s true, it’s going to be a good idea to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality," said Newell.



    The alternatives he is referring to are the other platforms Valve is setting up its Steam content distribution platform. The company already has Steam client for Apple OS X, with quite a few of its games ported to, and enabled to existing buyers using SteamPlay. The company also recently announced that its client for desktop Linux (Ubuntu, to be precise), is up and running, and that it sees a future for PC gaming on Linux.

    Moving the PC gaming to Linux is not a herculean task, and is just going to need a few few big companies to take initiatives. One of them is Valve, the others include companies governing Linux distributions, hardware vendors getting their act together and releasing fully-functional drivers, and lastly, for game developers to see the potential in all of it. The move to Linux doesn't change the machine, it only changes the software.

    "One, we’re trying to make sure that Linux thrives. Our perception is that one of the big problems holding Linux back is the absence of games. I think that a lot of people — in their thinking about platforms — don’t realize how critical games are as a consumer driver of purchases and usage. So we’re going to continue working with the Linux distribution guys, shipping Steam, shipping our games, and making it as easy as possible for anybody who’s engaged with us — putting their games on Steam and getting those running on Linux, as well. It’s a hedging strategy," said Newell.


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    I kinda like Metro UI, though I know it is kinda childish and like a Smartphone. I am using Windows Mobile for many years now (Win Mobile 2003, Win Mobile 5 & 6). So I am kinda used to, to the whole interface

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syeef View Post
    I kinda like Metro UI, though I know it is kinda childish and like a Smartphone. I am using Windows Mobile for many years now (Win Mobile 2003, Win Mobile 5 & 6). So I am kinda used to, to the whole interface
    I like it but it's just not mouse-kb friendly. It'll work great on tablets/touchscreens but with a mouse it requires too much movement across the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    I like it but it's just not mouse-kb friendly. It'll work great on tablets/touchscreens but with a mouse it requires too much movement across the screen.
    Im gonna stick with Win 7 then and wait for SP 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    I like it but it's just not mouse-kb friendly. It'll work great on tablets/touchscreens but with a mouse it requires too much movement across the screen.
    True.
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