Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Mar 2010 18:52 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
3D News, GL, DirectX "Khronos Group, the association behind OpenGL, has today announced the fourth generation of its cross-platform API spec, which takes up the mantle of offering a viable competitor to Microsoft's DirectX 11. The latest release includes two new shader stages for offloading geometry tessellation from the CPU to the GPU, as well as tighter integration with OpenCL to allow the graphics card to take up yet more duties off the typically overworked processor."
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RE[2]: Directx
by woegjiub on Sun 14th Mar 2010 05:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Directx"
woegjiub
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2008-11-25

There's an easy solution to the fragmentation: Target Ubuntu.

It is the distro used by the vast majority of new users, and users who want something that "just works".
I've got Ubuntu on mum's netbook, and she loves it.

Really, the underlying OS is almost identical in most instances anyway, so creating a *.deb for ubuntu+other debian derivatives with a repo in it for updates, running alien on it for RPM systems, and then giving a tarball hits almost all users.

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