Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 23:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Acer is planning to sell Linux-based PCs to the UK market, the company told ZDNet.co.uk. On Thursday Acer contacted ZDNet.co.uk with the following statement: "At this moment in time Acer UK does not have a PC available with Linux pre-loaded, but we are looking at introducing one in the future." This appears to represent a reversal of Acer's previous statements on the matter, which suggested that the manufacturer had no plans to sell PCs here with a pre-installed open-source operating system.
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last touch...
by Kishe on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 06:15 UTC
Kishe
Member since:
2006-02-16

Would it be hard to code a translator that would make opengl compatible with Directx api commands?

That would make it super easy for windows programmers to port their software to linux and would end last reason for people to use windows.

I personally know many institutions and private people who'd change to linux in heartbeat if linux would have native support for directx.

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RE: last touch...
by ichi on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 08:51 in reply to "last touch..."
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

It would be far easier if game devs just used OpenGL instead of Direct3D... which is what the rest of the software industry is doing anyway.

Edited 2007-08-03 08:51

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RE: last touch...
by Soulbender on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 10:19 in reply to "last touch..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"I personally know many institutions"..."who'd change to linux in heartbeat if linux would have native support for directx."

What does institutions want with DirectX?

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