Re: DirectX on Linux
That would be the key to me movng off the Windows upgrade treadmill - too many games that don't have Linux versions, and don't work under Wine / Cedegra.
Lets see, do I develop with the easy to use tools that the graphics card drivers are optimised for, or do I build in OpenGL so the 4 Linux-only gamers (as opposed to dual-booters) in the world can play too?
Linux hardware support still isn't anything like the level of Windows. Try setting up anything spiffy and 3D (Beryl etc) with dual screens on an ATi card (things may have changed since the new driver came out - I plan to try it again this month, but I couldn't find any way to do it by googling). Try doing video out so you can use your PC as a media player with your TV - ouch.
If the ZFS team get Raid-Z expansion working, I'll be moving to Solaris faster than you can say boo for my server, and sticking with Windows XP for games.
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