Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2005 12:25 UTC, submitted by Valerie
Windows Microsoft's current plan for OpenGL on Windows Vista is to layer OpenGL over Direct3D in order to use OpenGL with a composited desktop to obtain the Aeroglass experience. This means that OpenGL performance will be significantly reduced - perhaps as much as 50%. It would be technically straightforward to provide an OpenGL ICD within the full Aeroglass experience without compromising the stability or the security of the operating system. Layering OpenGL over Direct3D is a policy more than a technical decision.
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Licence DirectX
by Adurbe on Sun 7th Aug 2005 19:21 UTC
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If they licence it to Apple for instance noone can claim antitrust against them...

same as MS office...

it would without doubt run better under windows making macs look like even poorer gaming machine BUT it would not be illigal as companies would have the 'option' of licencing it

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