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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucradia View Post
    No, Gabe doesn't like Windows 8 due to the fact Microsoft can block installation forcefully if they wanted to. (IE: Disallow the installer to run at all, even with admin rights or as the Administrator account.) This is because of the Windows Marketplace, which is a competitor of Steam, Origin, etc.
    I highly doubt if they could get away with doing that without being completely blasted in an anti-trust lawsuit.
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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    I highly doubt if they could get away with doing that without being completely blasted in an anti-trust lawsuit.
    Things are different now than in 1998 when the last United States v Microsoft Antitrust lawsuit took place.

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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Apparently it's just FUD, so don't worry about it, guys.

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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    you know that FUD is not really the same as "wrong rumor".
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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by vexorian View Post
    you know that FUD is not really the same as "wrong rumor".
    Maybe, but it's still spreading false Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt about how Windows 8 works.
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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucradia View Post
    No, Gabe doesn't like Windows 8 due to the fact Microsoft can block installation forcefully if they wanted to. (IE: Disallow the installer to run at all, even with admin rights or as the Administrator account.) This is because of the Windows Marketplace, which is a competitor of Steam, Origin, etc.
    Seems to me like the two issues are very similar.

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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    I highly doubt if they could get away with doing that without being completely blasted in an anti-trust lawsuit.
    Not possible, it's in the new RT / Windows EULA if I recall correctly; if it isn't, they could be.
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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012

    I love valve

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    Re: Valve Corporation's Steam is coming to Linux in 2012 -October it seems

    Awesome. Now how long will it be before we get the new, free of charge Black Mesa game?
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