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I hate to be the douche that continues to bump this moderately ancient thread but OpenGL has had and will likely continue to have more features than DirectX does. To justify their performance hit is impossible as Valve noted there is a large performance hit per render cycle with equal graphics settings when using DirectX vs OpenGL this hit exists on both Windows and Linux so the fault is with DX not the OS. DX is just not as efficient in how it accomplishes the same tasks. OpenGL has been doing those tasks for longer though so that explains the room for OpenGL to have improved.upon.the technology.
    
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OpenGL was actually doing very poorly for a while. The thing is, there is heavy development for it on embedded devices and consoles. Considering 2 of the consoles use a variant of it it's not a surprise that developers can program for it well.
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OpenGL Advancements have been very slow for many years but this is similar to the Intel vs AMD situation we are experiencing right now DX has been behind for so long there is little to no reason to improve OGL. From a developer perspective te API typically has little impact unless you are developing an engine. Most game dev studios use a flexible game engine that allows deployment on many platforms. This makes development API-agnostic, negating your argument about being comfortable programming for an OpenGL or DX target. This is why Scaleform, havok , source and unreal engines exist - and few of those.rely on a singular API.
    
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That depends entirely on what you are using the server for. If it needs to run IIS, Ubuntu will be of no use to you.
Why on Earth would anyone want IIS? tongue.gif
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Why on Earth would anyone want IIS? tongue.gif

I deliberately mentioned IIS because I knew someone would ask this thumb.gif Nevertheless, it's beside the point. If you are required to deploy it, then you'll need to be running Windows. The same goes for MSSQL (which I would be less inclined to run than IIS).
    
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