Patton Echols p.echols at
Thu Feb 4 08:07:01 UTC 2010

On 02/03/2010 05:58 AM, Hrishikesh Murali wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 6:03 PM, q0k <q0k.character at 
> <mailto:q0k.character at>> 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
>     more...
> 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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