Linked by Stephen Reilly on Mon 12th Mar 2007 17:47 UTC
Windows I have been both a Windows and Linux user for a long time (I started with Windows 3.1 and RedHat 5.1 kernel 2.0.x if I recall correctly) and have stuck with both for various reasons. I'm writing this article not as a DIY lofty vantage platform by which I can bash MS nor as a 'Why you should switched' flame bate piece, but have tried to keep an open mind and reflect the actually experience that I have had with Vista so far, regardless of OS political propaganda. Please keep in mind this is still an opinion piece and most probably to be taken with a pinch of salt.
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RE: What about OpenGL degradation?
by garoo on Mon 12th Mar 2007 20:35 UTC
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My understanding is that Vista is Microsoft's way of trying to kill off SGI and OpenGL in the marketplace (and beating up on Mac/Linux at the same time).

I've read there is no default/any OpenglICD for Windows Vista, instead, all calls being run through directx 10, which is WRAPPING the calls... and then getting a 50% or more degradation of performance.

ID Software, most FP-Shooters, many flight sims, etc., should all be howling mad over this. It's a huge blow to Vista, and one that I think may keep people away.

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