Tag Archives: OS X

Linux, the Dunning-Kruger OS

Over the years, I’ve seen a pattern emerge. I have documented this on various occasions. Such as the time when Jed Smith thought he knew about Windows security features such as ACLs. Or that time when Linus thought he had … Continue reading

Posted in Direct3D, OpenGL, Software development, Software news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

The problem with free/open source software

I have recently obtained two Apple Mac Mini G4 machines. They date from 2005, but I did not immediately associate them with retro-programming (I would think they’d have to be quite a bit older for that). They both were unable … Continue reading

Posted in Oldskool/retro programming | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What is a platform anyway?

After the previous blog, I figured I wanted to add something on people’s interpretations of OSes, platforms and API’s. Starting with OpenGL, I have already blogged about the PS3 in the past, where people think it uses OpenGL. At best … Continue reading

Posted in Direct3D, Hardware news, OpenGL, Software development, Software news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

OS and platform wars, why even bother anymore?

Unigine has recently released a new Valley benchmark, which runs on Windows, linux and OS X. The Windows version can run in either OpenGL or Direct3D. They have also released version 4.0 of their Heaven benchmark. I thought this, as … Continue reading

Posted in Direct3D, OpenGL, Software development, Software news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Apple’s OS X is NOT linux!

Because of all the recent news on Valve’s linux and OS X support for Steam and Source, I keep reading that same old misinformation again. So I repeat: Apple’s OS X is NOT linux! I’ve written a blog on the … Continue reading

Posted in Software news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 75 Comments

Valve to bring Steam and Left 4 Dead 2 to linux

There have been rumours about a linux version of Steam for a long time, but a few days ago, Valve finally made an official announcement of Steam for linux. At the same time, they are also making Left 4 Dead … Continue reading

Posted in Direct3D, OpenGL, Software development, Software news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments