p.echols at comcast.net
Thu Feb 4 08:07:01 UTC 2010
On 02/03/2010 05:58 AM, Hrishikesh Murali wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 6:03 PM, q0k <q0k.character at gmail.com
> <mailto:q0k.character at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I don't play games. They make no sense. You *must *see it. The
> fact that Windows is better in games makes me hate Microsoft even
> You hating games must have nothing to do the you hating Microsoft. The
> only reason games work well in windows is because the game vendors
> code it for Windows!
> This is not something that will change overnight, as Microsoft must be
> paying the game vendors (I am not sure about this, but have heard news
> like this going around) and so the game vendors have every right to
> code it for Microsoft Windows.
I doubt that games developers are paid directly by MS. More likely
games are written for windows because:
1) Windows users expect to pay for games as with any software;
2) Huge market share.
> But we (open source community) do not take cash from our users for
> buying out stuff because we believe that money is not everything that
> is needed for computers and its wonderful capabilities, and so
> therefore cannot pay game vendors like EA Games, etc. to code games
> for Linux.
Or the game vendors, who don't feel the same way, code for a platform
where it is easier to get paid. Not by the OS maker, but by the end
users . . .
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