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Post by Saladin » Tue Sep 24, 2013 00:35

So Valve announced that they're going to create their own operating system.

http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamOS/

It's Linux-based, and they're trying to make it compatible with all their Steam games, and make it faster than Windows.

If they could actually pull this off (and I'm not sure they can) this could wipe out Microsoft's share of the PC gaming market.

This is huge.
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Post by Lord Rameon » Tue Sep 24, 2013 00:40

Saladin wrote:wipe out Microsoft's share of the PC gaming market.
Microsoft isn't just going to sit back and let it happen, shoot, they'll prolly just buy steam outright lol

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Post by Saladin » Tue Sep 24, 2013 01:42

They can't do that. Valve is a private company.

The only way they could buy Valve is if Valve agreed to it, and they're super pissed off at Microsoft right now because of Windows 8, so that's even more impossible than it would be under normal circumstances.
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Post by Lord Rameon » Tue Sep 24, 2013 03:20

Whoa, what does being a private company having to do with another buying it out? you throw enough money at someone and they'll deal.

With that said I wasn't being all too serious, just quipping about how microsoft has a track record of simply buying their competitors lol.

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Post by Gordon Frohman » Sat Sep 28, 2013 14:56

No wonder Gabe's a billionaire.
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Post by Syringe » Mon Dec 09, 2013 22:28

Lord Rameon wrote:Whoa, what does being a private company having to do with another buying it out? you throw enough money at someone and they'll deal.

With that said I wasn't being all too serious, just quipping about how microsoft has a track record of simply buying their competitors lol.
it would need to be more money than microsoft has.
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Re: SteamOS

Post by Saladin » Wed Dec 11, 2013 22:30

Apparently, it's already on it way.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/12/v ... on-friday/
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