Yesterday Apple released an excellent update to the Mac OS that added a bunch of really cool new features, and they did it for just $20. Microsoft is readying a huge update to Windows in a couple months, which will really change how people see and use Microsoft’s flagship. Now, Valve’s Gabe Newell tells All Things Digital that Windows 8 is a catastrophe:
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.
I’m really interested to see how Valve plans to get the entire Steam library to be playable on Linux. Perhaps some sort of wrapper like what a lot of developers use to get PC games to run on Macs?