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25. Re: Upcoming blues news headline Aug 6, 2012, 06:14 yuastnav
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 05:53:
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Im not sure there is a way back, it simply costs too much money and resources to develop a game that supports both OpenGL AND DirectX. Its quite obvious where most developers will turn to, since currently the market share of Linux is negligible.
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People keep saying that but is it actually true?
I'd really love to hear some numbers on that one, I've never even seen approximations.
From what I understand the problem is not just OpenGL versus DirectX (actually it should be Direct3D because afaik DirectX is also responsible for sound and what not while OpenGL is just an api for video) but also things like sound systems (which is still a bit of a problem because there are so many flavours like OSS, Alsa, pulseaudio etc.) and other technical stuff.


Panickd wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 22:15:
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And I stand by the zealot statement: install what you want on your machine and stick entirely to open source if that's what gets you off but I don't need to hear about how I shouldn't be installing the Nvidia drivers on my machine because they aren't open. There is far too much of that crap in the Linux world and all it does is scare off people who were just looking for a new OS, not a new religion.
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*shrug* I don't know, every time I went to a forum because I had issues with video card drivers I was never told to just install the open source ones.
The NVidia drivers are good, people know that. Yes, they are not open source but not everyone is like Stallmann. Of course a bit more transparency on the side of NVidia would be appreciated but as long as it works well enough I don't see the problem.
Maybe I've just never met these people (these zealots) or maybe I unintentionally avoided them.
 
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