John Carmack would be “completely happy if Windows 8 didn’t exist”
The first rule of Windows 8 Hate Club is you talk about Windows 8 Hate Club.
id Software boss and industry legend John Carmack has joined the increasingly popular Windows 8 Hate Club, saying that he’d be “completely happy” if Microsoft’s latest OS didn’t exist.
During his three and a half-hour (!) long keynote speech at QuakeCon over the weekend, Carmack revealed that his studio had stuck with Windows XP for as long as possible and skipped Vista almost entirely before moving onto Windows 7, and that there’s simply nothing going for Windows 8.
“There’s nothing I’m looking forward to,” he said about the OS.
“At id we used Windows XP almost to the bitter end. We had almost nobody using Vista,” he added. “Then we got to Windows 7 and everybody switched to Windows 7… I’d be completely happy if Windows 8 didn’t exist.”
Mojang’s Markus “Notch” Persson, Rob Pardo over at Blizzard, and Valve doughnut lover-in-chief Gabe Newell have also previously expressed concern about Windows 8, so I imagine these guys are all ringing each other up and arranging to meet for a beer so they can talk about how much they don’t like it together. People like that sort of validation.