I just hope it will work in a dual-boot configuration! If so, goodbye windows forever
Exactly. Basically steam is releasing a console, and also releasing the operating system for it so you can basically build your own console. Think about it, no more need to send back entire consoles due to a bad HDD, badly designed hardware can be replaced with BETTER hardware, you can use any kind of case you want (custom style with lights and stuff), and so much more.
I would use it in a dual-boot or VM configuration. It would be nice to have a free locked-down gaming OS that doesn't have umpteen crapware processes eating up resources in the background, billions of security holes due to unneeded directory sharing bullshit and just be dedicated to making your games work absolutely flawlessly at optimal performance. Of course I would not want it as the only, or even primary OS on my computer, but I would definitely consider setting it up as dual-boot.
Think of it as a way to temporarily turn your computer into a game console!
There won't be any left in thirty years.
Any what? Wind turbines? You do know that neither bald eagles nor golden eagles are in ANY way even closed to endangered right? In fact, both are listed as "Least Concern" on the conservation status meter (which by the way is the furthest you can get from extinct).
I live in Canada and we find it hilarious how much American's freak out about dead eagles. Where I live you can't walk in any forest for more than 5 minutes without seeing an eagle nest.
The problem is IE. That is old IE which can not do HTML 5, CSS 3 animations, JIT JS, or any of the other things.
Google Chrome experiments? All these are advanced. Also google IETest Drive ? Even IE 11 is ok finally again. Corps and grannies using XP and IE 8 is why you need plugins as ther ei sno way to make something pixel perfect in Chome as well as IE 6.
Technology is progressing. Just on phones now and if enough people upgrade more often it will put pressure on Grandma and the corps to modernize so we all can have a better experience.
Then don't. You don't need your website to look exactly the same for every damn person and you shouldn't even be trying to. Different users have different preferences and needs. Some like bright colors, others need high contrast or large fonts, I presonally prefer a colored text on dark background. The more you web developers keep trying to make it look like a freaking picture, the more you piss off users that just want to read the text on your page.