Valve Still has a Problem with Windows 8
During a presentation from Valve at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Denmark, Valve's Drew Bliss echoed earlier remarks from Gabe Newell about Windows 8 concerns.
He says that Linux is "more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model." Though their worries seem rather unfounded, seeing as how nobody is dropping Steam to pick up such hot items like Chess Tactics
from the Windows 8 Store. Third party developers can easily work with Windows 8 just as they were able to on other iterations of the OS.
Those in attendance at the event were given beta access to the Linux version of Steam. Valve has also promised that more Source titles will be made for the operating system, including Portal 2 and Team Fortress 2. In addition to Valve's support, Croteam promised to have Serious Sam 3: BFE
ready for the Linux beta once it goes live.
(via Ubuntu Vibes