+ 1 Votes I disagree Slayer_ 1 year ago The closed environment is something many serious gamers are not interested in.And Incidentally, the serious gamers also spend the most money, this is a lucrative group to target and game companies know this.Apple computers (so far) require beefier systems to get the same frame rates as Windows. And Linux seems to give even better frame rates according to Valve. If we wait a few months, as right now they are beta testing, we will probably get some solid results and find out if Linux really is faster than Windows.If you browse the system requirements for PC vs Mac, you will frequently notice that the Mac requires a generation or two newer video cards to run the game.This might change as OpenGL becomes more popular (hopefully it will). But then, those serious gamers will shift to Linux to get the higher frame rates.I have also seen some other funny problems in Macs that you don't usually see in PC's, the Macs are overheating, games are using too much graphics power and the chips are running hot and heating the surrounding board. Up till now, most Mac users only ever did short spurts of hard work, thus preventing heat buildup. Serious hard working Macs were usually desktops.Apple might one day solve this, but so far, they seem to be going in the opposite direction (look at the probook being the same size as the Air)So to answer your question, Why Windows 8?Because if you want to run windows programs, you have to have Windows, and MS only sells Windows 8 to consumers (You need an MSDN account for other OS's). So you can buy it, or you can sit in the corner and read a book (paperback, no e-readers for you!) + 0 Votes Looks like somebody took a wrong turn... wizard57m-cnet Moderator 1 year ago and ended up on the TR Expressway instead of the ZDNet Subway! Trolls...hehe! + 0 Votes Don't feed the trolls. No text. CharlieSpencer_Palmetto 1 year ago . + 0 Votes Looks like somebody took a wrong turn... wizard57m-cnet Moderator 1 year ago and ended up on the TR Expressway instead of the ZDNet Subway! Trolls...hehe! + 0 Votes Don't feed the trolls. No text. CharlieSpencer_Palmetto 1 year ago .