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Re: [News] Encouraging Game Developers to Make Linux Ports

__/ [ Peter Köhlmann ] on Wednesday 04 October 2006 16:41 \__

> Oliver Wong wrote:
> < snip >
>>> 5. Windows Vista's OpenGL support is essentially crippled, as Microsoft
>>> seek to make creation of cross-platform games as difficult as possible.
>> You've been corrected on this (see
>> http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.os.linux.advocacy/msg/0646a9c7be7276b9)
>> so please stop spreading this lie.
> Except it isn't a lie
> The OpenGL "support" of Vista as shipped *is* crippled
> With it you have extremely limited OpenGL, no extensions and performance
> like a snail on tranquilizers
> You need to install 3rd party ICDs to get any decent OpenGL performance

A bit like being forced to download Netscape using the default browser
(Internet Explorer). Microsoft would say: "look, it's there. It's just a
shame people don't take advantage of it and, therefore, developers will
ignore that other package/technology". How convenient an argument. This is
also debated in the Windows security turf at the moment...

Best wishes,


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