Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:17 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries.
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I too have abandoned them entirely except for gaming, where they rule the roost. I will never purchase another Microsoft product again regardless of the supposed benefits because I do not trust them, and they have no viable desktop products I trust my data to or actually enjoy using.

I don't even run Windows on bare hardware anymore for gaming. Parallels on the mac has ok 3D support now. On a new bottom-end $999 Nvidia 9400M-based Macbook white I get 40fps playing IL-2 1946 at 1024x768 within Parallels. Only supports DX9 at present though.

Most of the games I'm interested in have ports to the mac but there's a few that don't. So I use Parallels. There is NOT ONE decent prop combat sim for the mac anymore.

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