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Toriton
07-25-2000, 04:02 AM
After considering which API I should used, OpenGL or D3D, I decided OpenGL. Here is my reason for choice for OpenGL:

1:M$ will copy any application and take advantage of its wide marketing sales surpassing any original products. This danger is larger if you rely on only M$ only API, since M$ can analyze application easier.

2: M$ used illegal monopoly tactics. M$ has large risk of its business. My application should not depend on API only for high risk company.

07-25-2000, 04:09 AM
>M$ used illegal monopoly tactics. M$ has large risk of its business

Exactly. This is confirmed by previous court that asked Microsoft division. Since conclusion of law was so clear, Microsoft will will remain illegal in the apeal court as well.

I agree using Windows only API is dagerous.

Marcela

duke
07-25-2000, 04:11 AM
No, Microsoft is not a copy machine.

T
07-25-2000, 04:25 AM
Duke,

Excel imitates Lotus,
Word imitates WordPerfect,
Windows imitates MacOS,
MicrosoftJava imitates SunJava.

This is the pattern "copy any application and take advantage of its wide marketing sales" M$ has the consistent pattern. Why can I expect its sudden change?

T
07-25-2000, 04:32 AM
Also look at current M$ game market decision. M$ made tons of new games.

Its not just Flight Simulation.

M$ bought Bungie Software Products, a game comany!

T
07-25-2000, 04:40 AM
M$ intended D3D for games, and OpenGL for other application such as CAD.

But, intended market division is illegal as well, though no one seems to realize it so far.

duke
07-25-2000, 04:47 AM
Microsoft, good business, good products, so it is #1. What's wrong with it?

Duke

duke
07-25-2000, 04:50 AM
quote:
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Originally posted by T:
Excel imitates Lotus,
Word imitates WordPerfect,
Windows imitates MacOS,
MicrosoftJava imitates SunJava.

This is the pattern "copy any application and take advantage of its wide marketing sales" M$ has the consistent pattern. Why can I expect its sudden change?

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Microsoft did not copy them, but gave improved ones!

duke
07-25-2000, 04:53 AM
Why are there so many guys putting down the great company? They are idiots.

Duke

duke
07-25-2000, 04:56 AM
Let's talk about API. This board is for API.

D3D is now as simple as OpenGL, isn't it?

Duke

duke
07-25-2000, 04:58 AM
Don't forget x-box.

No OpenGL based console will be available until x-box. Great x-box.

Duke

Toriton
07-25-2000, 05:11 AM
>No OpenGL based console will be available until x-box.

No. Indrema will be available earlier than x-box.
http://www.indrema.com/

Toriton
07-25-2000, 05:15 AM
Sorry, I forgot Playstaion2. We can use OpenGL for Playstaion2.

We do not need to wait for xbox to use OpenGL for the game console.

kurt
07-25-2000, 06:53 AM
Originally posted by T:

M$ bought Bungie Software Products, a game comany!



Wow, all popular games will be copied by Microsoft soon.

Kurt

07-25-2000, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by T:

M$ bought Bungie Software Products, a game comany!



::sob:: Halo is now going to be X-box only!! Wahhhhhhhhh!!!! but, that doesn't mean I'll buy it!