Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 17th Mar 2003 22:49 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces So many operating systems and so many graphical desktop environments... This article is a comparison of the UI and usability of several Desktop Environments (DEs), that have been widely used, admired and reviled: Windows XP Luna, BeOS 6 (Dano/Zeta), Mac OS X Aqua and Unix's KDE and Gnome. Read on which one got our best score on our long term test and usage.
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Glenn Sweeney:
by Janne on Tue 18th Mar 2003 17:57 UTC

"The "pros" used to use opengl cause it was made for modelling and rendering not gaming"

I guess that's why Quake 1, 2, 3, Half-Life, Return To Castle Woflenstein, Medal of Honor, _Doom 3_, Counter-Strike, X-plane, and many many others use Direct3D instead of OpenGL... Oh wait, they don't! LOL!

Direct3D is still not as good as OpenGL is. It's getting there, but it still has a way to go. And one area where it fails miserably is portability. Write a Direct3D-game, and you are hopelessly tied to Windows. Write OpenGL-game, and you have several platforms at your disposal.