http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/11/06/steam-linux-beta/?ns_campaign=article-feed&ns_mchannel=ref&ns_source=steam&ns_linkname=0&ns_fee=0 http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/Releases/NVIDIA-Delivers-Massive-Performance-Boost-to-Linux-Gaming-8ac.aspx I can't quite figure out how I want to deal with this. I guess it all depends on how Windows 8 ends up being. They aren't going to want a digital store inside of their own digital store. I have a feeling that they are slowly going to try to phase out the desktop as a legacy item. It could destroy 3rd party businesses altogether. I'll keep on Windows 7 until things pan out or until I'm forced to change. I'm starting to get the feeling that eventually I'll be using an Ubuntu box for gaming. It sounds nice to me, they will probably lose a lot of their market to people who don't want to use Linux though... which I'm assuming Valve has a plan for that under what everybody calls the supposed Valve Box. This leaves me wondering what businesses are going to be using down the road. Is it possible to support everything that everybody needs to do on tablet-like platforms? Something is going to have to fill the gap... whatever does will probably support gaming as well, leaving this valve box obsolete? Maybe I'm misinformed, but I can't wrap my head around it all yet.