Getting a fair deal?

Blake Barnett shadoi at nanovoid.com
Wed Aug 30 13:15:52 MDT 2006


On Aug 30, 2006, at 11:45 AM, Hill, Greg wrote:

>> How is that monopolistic? They took a great idea and maid their own
>> version of it. I'm not suggesting that it doesn't suck for the little
>> man, but it is not unethical. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there in
>> the world of competition. If Konfabulator's is better, people will
>> use it over Dashboard. If it's not, they won't.
>
> Yeah, tell that to Netscape circa 2000.  People will accept what's
> pre-installed a lot more often than seeking out something better.

Microsoft also has a monopoly.  You'll find the Mac and Windows  
software markets are pretty different beasts.

> <snip>
>
> I hate 'em both, but I keep XP as my main desktop so I can play games.
> I'd love to use Linux as my desktop.  Sadly I doubt that day will ever
> come because video card manufacturers are never going to open-source
> their drivers, and linux kernel hackers aren't going to provide a
> reliable binary driver model.  I think that'd be the first step to
> getting more game developers on-board, but maybe I underestimate the
> situation.

Here's a good start: http://www.intellinuxgraphics.org/

-Blake



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