Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve, not like Windows 8
Valve, the company behind the development of game management platform Steam and Source graphics engine, has recently been great protagonist of the news agenda, following the official arrival of its software for Linux operating systems, which will be released as soon as this year .
But what was the motivation behind the decision? He says at first that Gabe Newell, co-founder and Director of Valve, has long wanted to carry their product to Linux, however, the real reasons go further and actually have to do with a rejection Windows 8 , next version of Microsoft’s operating system to debut on October 26, 2012 .
Because it Newell said, “Windows 8 is a disaster for all in the space of PCs,” that as a result of their concerns about the closure of the Windows platform, which serves both to restrict competition to ruin the software ecosystem.
There is also fear that some companies are assemblers of PCs under pressure to get good profit margins, and eventually fail or desist from making computers to general consumers, a phenomenon that has reared today, as Dell or HP, who have more than once to withdraw from the market amagado to devote to providing services related to business and IT area.
Link: Valve’s Newell: Windows 8 “catastrophe” driving to embrace Linux Valve (Ars Technica)Tags: Gabe Newell, Linux, manufacturer, Manufacturers, pc, Steam, valve, Windows 8