Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 15:23 UTC
Mac OS X As you have surely noticed by now, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs held his keynote speech yesterday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. So far, the responses have been mixed; I have seen a lot of excitement, but also a lot of disappointment. Personally, I am not really sure where I stand.
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Apple to save OpenGL gaming
by REMF on Tue 12th Jun 2007 18:28 UTC
REMF
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2006-02-05

Hooray i say.

DirectX 10 is without doubt an excellent framework to run games on, far in advance of where OpenGL is now.

OpenGL is going to get DX10 style hardware capabilities in Sept/Oct, but the question is whether anyone would care by that point.........?

Hopefully, the Apple gaming push will persuade games developers to care, and thus ensure the survival of OpenGL as a framework that is actually used by games developers rather than just the professional modeling/visualisation crowd.

Apple switching to x86 was an important step in this hoped for process, and of course, what is good for Apple certainly won't hinder the linux gaming scene!

Edited 2007-06-12 18:28

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