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Wasn't Ballmer going to be replaced soon?
Better yet;
Can we replace him soon?

better yet, get gaming on Linux
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would already be gaming on linux if gw2 was avail.
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Microsoft has been trying to ape Apple for decades. The only thing new here is Ballmer half admitting it.
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People should start learning Linux

If Linux had FULL DirectX 9-11 support in it that was good, you'd be hard pressed to keep a lot of people in Windows.
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If Linux had FULL DirectX 9-11 support in it that was good, you'd be hard pressed to keep a lot of people in Windows.

Direct X isn't anything special. There is very little, if anything, that it can do that can't be done just as well without it.

The problem is that developers have stopped producing software for anything else. And why would they? It's not like there is a significant market for non-windows games.


Like I've always said, Supply doesn't create itself, demand for it is first required. If you want it, show people, don't expect them to make it first.
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People should start learning Linux

If Linux had FULL DirectX 9-11 support in it that was good, you'd be hard pressed to keep a lot of people in Windows.

Opengl that is all.
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I like the app store, it just needs more support from 3rd party groups.

I just hope MS doesn't make it an requirement or w/e.
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If Linux had FULL DirectX 9-11 support in it that was good, you'd be hard pressed to keep a lot of people in Windows.

Direct X isn't anything special. There is very little, if anything, that it can do that can't be done just as well without it.

The problem is that developers have stopped producing software for anything else. And why would they? It's not like there is a significant market for non-windows games.


Like I've always said, Supply doesn't create itself, demand for it is first required. If you want it, show people, don't expect them to make it first.

Talking APIs like that, there was a lot of OpenGL games and most games had a choice between OpenGL or DirectX, but MS spread FUD with Vista about gimping OpenGL performance severely.
    
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THIS is why Ballmer shouldn't be CEO. He needs locking up.

I can't imagine the board meetings. confused.gif
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I can't imagine the board meetings. confused.gif

I imagine he rides into each one on a unicycle with a troupe of midgets on segways with a serious and stern look on his face. Stands at his chair while the midgets assemble to take his coat off him and help him be seated. Then he sits down, slams his fist on the table saying "DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS. I FDKOLFDFD LOVE THIS COMPANY"
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