Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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RE: Never buying Vista Anyway
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 24th Apr 2007 01:51 UTC in reply to "Never buying Vista Anyway"
PlatformAgnostic
Member since:
2006-01-02

This stuff is pretty obvious to you, but could you enlighten the rest of us a bit about what you mean?

There is DRM in Vista, but there is also some DRM in XP. The DRM does not affect files that are not already DRMed and none of the encryption systems are running when your machine is not playing DRMed files. So yeah, it's a DRM platform. But it's also a platform for non-DRMed stuff and that's what most of the world will use it for.

OpenGL is not dead in any real way. The GPU vendors have always included an OpenGL implementation with their drivers. Microsoft has long included an OpenGL wrapper around DirectX for situations in which the GPU vendor fails to provide one. The situation hasn't changed. OpenGL still works on Vista, just like on XP.

Read here for more info: http://www.opengl.org/pipeline/article/vol003_9/

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BrendaEM Member since:
2005-11-23

The sacrifices for DRM in vista are much higher than in XP. If only MS cared about the users security as much.

OpenGL? Funny, it seems that everyone says that it's broken in a big was in vista. In addition, most gamers have found everything in vista graphic-wise buggy and crashy. With this trend, Wine will run MS Windows applications better Linux than Vista does.

It was nice of MS to encourage everyone, and I do mean everyone, to try alternative platforms.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Man, that was a serious load. Most of the Gamers I talk to that have Vista like it for the most part. They have noticed slight differences in speed, but most people still have DirectX 9.0 cards. As far as OpenGl goes, I haven't had too many problems, I don't play many games on my PC, but it handles Celestia and other GL apps just fine, but that is just my own experience.

Edited 2007-04-24 16:42

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BrendaEM Member since:
2005-11-23

That "slight difference in speed" is Vista's increased DRM overhead.

It's not only games that are affected, it's 3D design aps like Rhino3D's:
http://en.wiki.mcneel.com/default.aspx/McNeel/RhinoOnVista.html?dif...

OpenGL is not working well for Stellarium:
http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=1672207&forum_id=2...

And it seems that not overthing is rosy for Celestia users:
http://www.shatters.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10919&sid=c5f5f38151a...

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