There's no doubt that video game development and online distribution company Valve is looking to broaden its horizons and adding Linux to its list of supported operating systems. But Linux has a usage share of about 1 percent, so what's Valve's plan for Linux?
It's clear that Valve isn't happy with Microsoft.
Gabe Newell, Valve co-founder and managing director, labeled Windows 8 "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space," fearing that the introduction of the Metro user interface and the new Windows Store -- which will be the only place users can buy Metro apps -- will make Windows even more of a closed platform. This, he fears, will have a serious knock-on effect of Valve's business.
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