Meanwhile Alex St John proud architect of that abomination DirectX,
why Microsoft chose it as API... The article in the
says: "What happens when folks such as ATI and nVidia, who never manage to make
a working driver -- even when they are supplied with a DDK, sample code, and a
testing procedure -- take it upon themselves to make up their own OGL drivers?
BOOM! That's what." Perhaps it's got something to do with the whole driver
running at ring 0? I wonder why those clever folks at the
GGI-project decided to put the least
stuff possible in kernel mode... perhaps security? Ah, yes, I forgot, they did
not implement the first idea that gelled in their station-wagons. The article
goes on to state that "The day Microsoft encounters a major competitor whose
strength arises from the community of game developers is the day game developers
will get Microsoft's full, undivided attention.": divide and conquer!
has a historical
the markets that Microsoft tried to dominate... but failed. Unix and NetWare
outnumber NT by 5 to 1, MSN did not become the dominant Internet provider,
WebTV is somewhat of a flop, and Java (the
is extremely popular despite Microsoft's disparaging it.
Finally, when confronted with a new threat, the best strategy to keep your
sheep^H^H^H^H^Hcustomers is to
I'm not losing any sleep about security issues that others might add...