Since a lot of games are cross platforms with consoles, in a year or two a cheap low-end client will probably be sufficient to run most of what's coming out.
I think you're mistaken about the degree of precision you should expect from a New Scientist article.
You'd have to Google "Republican arrested," find an incident, and then Google the name in a separate search (preferably in a private browsing session). I'd do it, but I can't find the energy to try to convince someone they're not being persecuted.
Linux will be the premier gaming platform on the PC and on its own console, and Valve will be the company that made it happen.
Valve will be the ones who made it happen, but the Humble Bundles are what made it possible. The groundwork for this has been laid over a long time, by a lot of people.
Microsoft Studios? Port an Xbox One exclusive to Linux? Perhaps when hell freezes over.
That was the joke, yes. But I do always find it kind of hilarious when I launch Dust: An Elysian Tale on Linux.
Yes, I do expect them to honor the provisions of my will.
Anyone expecting printed materials to survive environments typically found inside jet or rocket engines needs to be awfully patient.
Or, you know, NASA.
My usage and your usage don't matter, only the person's whom you're replying to:
My wife has a 5 mile commute
You can't argue that the vehicle is cost effective for everyone, just because it's cost effective for you.
According to Musk, the fuel cost of a F9 1.1 is ~$300,000, or about 0.5% of the system cost.
Except that part of the premise is that they have lower than average usage, so your conclusion should be that it takes more than 6 years.
As much as I hate it, the state of gaming on Ios is much better than Android.
I agree with you in the short term, but I think Valve is playing a long game here. The current Steamboxes are inferior to consoles, but in a few years when you can get a Steambox with better specs and the consoles haven't changed it may be a different story. And when the next generation of consoles doesn't have backwards compatibility, but Steamboxes do, the game selection problem will be gone. If they're targeting for the long term, they don't need all the secondary services right away; they need the base platform to be stable and then they can start pushing for compatibility (Skype already runs on Debian, but Netflix will be important).
Right now they're just trying to bootstrap themselves out of a chicken-and-egg problem. We probably won't have a good idea of how successful they'll be for 5 years.
Since Valve's games already run on multiple distros, why is there reason to think that their Runtime wouldn't? I think the reason you're not seeing discussion is that there's nothing to discuss.
Everyone who's not in Norway, yes. You'd be surprised how little care people give to others' problems.