Linux Gaming was Re: [SATLUG] Fedora 9

John Choate jdchoate at
Wed May 28 16:16:25 CDT 2008

On Wednesday 28 May 2008 13:05:58 pixelnate at wrote:

> And since MS owns OpenGL, it will probably stay that way. Every once in
> a while MS does something right.
> ~Nate

If you can provide some sort of proof to back that claim up, I'd really like 
to see it. If that can be proved to be true, I'll shut up :)

Microsoft has used opengl before, as any developer is free to do, but I've 
never heard of them 'owning' or 'acquiring' it. Since the development of 
Direct3D, opengl has been considered a competitor.

From what I can tell, OpenGL is still controlled by Khronos Group. Microsoft 
is not listed as a member, promoter, or contributor of Khronos Group.

Microsoft did use opengl in Windows NT and Windows2000, mostly for 
screensavers (pipes was opengl years ago), but in more recent years even 
those were converted to Direct3D.

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