[citation][nom]timberland67[/nom]What Google doesn't realize is that it's the ability to play games that sells an OS.[/citation]
No, it's not. I'm dedicated to the PC platform for gaming and don't own any consoles, but the sad truth is consoles dominate the gaming ecosystem at the moment and the vast majority of PC users neither use them for gaming, nor are their systems capable of running most modern games.
Linux's failure to penetrate the desktop market has nothing to do with gaming except in a minority of enthusiasts who would like to make the switch but don't because they can't play games on Linux, it's simply because Linux is still a mess, especially to the average PC user (i.e. not people posting on Tom's).
You're all ranting like maniacs about how wrong Google have got this, but you don't seem to be realising that Google isn't talking about you here, it's talking about people that use their budget Dell laptops for Gmail, Youtube and Facebook and have their systems become slowly overrun with Windows rot and malware because of their inability and unwillingness to maintain them (somewhat mitigated by Windows 7, but was particularly true in the XP days and prior).