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Could Linux be a better gaming OS than Windows?

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| Consider this: Sim City Societies requires 512MB RAM for XP, and 1GB for
| Vista! Processor-wise, it needs 1.7 GHZ for XP and 2.4GHz for Vista! That's a
| staggering difference, and can easily make the difference between someone
| being able to run a game on existing hardware, and needing something new.
|
| [...]
|
| Of course, there's one massive barrier to the production of native Linux
| games: DirectX. This is a big barrier. What might happen to change that:
|
| 1. OpenGL: OK, it doesn't provide as much functionality, but I've got to
| mention it.
| 2. Developers abandoning DirectX: Might happen, but doubtful. Can't see
| any reason why this might happen.
| 3. The creation of an open source implementation of DirectX: I believe
| Wine goes some way to doing this, but it's not exact. I'm thinking
| something that is to DirectX what Mono is to .NET.
| 4. An alternative: Who knows?
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http://farbeyondtheedgeofreason.blog...g-os-than.html

Of course, the thugs at Microsoft /had/ to create a duplicate that's
Windows-only, just like OOXML.

DirectX had no purpose other than to impede competition and give Microsoft
control over developers. Antitrust regulators should look into that, too.


Related:

Does WINE + Linux support more Windows apps than Vista?

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| WINE supports most of the applications which are made for Windows
| 2.0 up to Windows XP. WINE has the ability to run different versions
| of IE, run most of Adobe's products, run World of Warcraft, Half Life
| 2, Microsoft Office 2003, XP, 2000 and 97, Visio, Quicken,
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http://jagtalon.wordpress.com/2007/0...ps-than-vista/

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