"Ironically, this Windows 8 skin for Steam comes as a recent report claims that Valve's founder, and former Microsoft team member, Gabe Newell reportedly slammed both Windows 8 and Microsoft in a recent meeting.

In the report posted this week on the Phoronix website about Valve's plans to port Steam to the Linux OS, the author of the story claims that Newell's " ... negativity for Windows 8 and the future of Microsoft was stunning." It's perhaps safe to say there won't be a Metro version of Steam anytime soon."

The reality:
Windows 8 doesn't allow for a Metro version of Steam, or any competing app stores, the only non-Marketplace apps that can use the Metro interface are web browsers.

This is why I've kept saying, Valves only route in the long run is to support Linux, Android, Chrome OS, and Google TV as Apple and Microsoft are increasingly becoming "App store only".
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