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Meet Vulkan, the new OpenGL that renders DirectX obsolete, runs on Linux and ends microsofts hold over PC gaming. submitted by alargecoffeecup to technology

alargecoffeecup 9 points 99 points (+108|-9) ago

I do want windows 10 to become history sooner rather then later. This orwellian nightmare that acts like a drugdealer that hands out its first samples for free, and that tricks those with less knowledge on the topic in using it and losing their privacy and content ownership while also endangering those on their networks, should be stopped before people are conditioned in thinking that it is normal and should be expected (like those that say windows 10 is OK because Google already does stuff like this on smartphones).

As for not being able to compare. OpenGL is not limited to a set of rules like DirectX is but it's functionality is determined by the programmers using it. OpenGL communicates directly to the videocard while DirectX does this as well, but through the limited functions that are programmed in these cards (hence the DirectX9, 10, 11 etc compatible cards, new functions have to be programmed in and users have to buy new videocards) OpenGL does not have this limitation and old OpenGL versions can do stuff that only the most recent DirectXes can, or that will be introduced in future versions. Therefore, OpenGL has always been (a lot) faster then DirectX, and always (a lot) more powerfull. The only problem is the development, which was (a lot) harder then with DirectX. This will now no longer be the case and the list of parties involved in developing it guarantees this. So you are correct, it is to soon to tell for sure because we have not been able to compare them in real benchmarking environments, but all logic dictates that this assumption is a safe bet.

Meet Vulkan, the new OpenGL that renders DirectX obsolete, runs on Linux and ends microsofts hold over PC gaming. submitted by alargecoffeecup to technology

alargecoffeecup 19 points 78 points (+97|-19) ago

Windows 10 and DirectX 12 are History.

Meet Vulkan, the new OpenGL that renders DirectX obsolete, runs on Linux and ends microsofts hold over PC gaming. submitted by alargecoffeecup to technology

alargecoffeecup 8 points 70 points (+78|-8) ago

Basically what it boils down to is that because Microsoft owns DirectX, and DirectX was much more developerfriendly then OpenGL (even though OpenGL was always faster and more capable), microsoft owned the gaming industry on PC. Vulkan(GLNExt) is Royalty-free, multiplatform and it's development is led by all the big players, like Nvidia, AMD, IBM, ARM, Intel, Apple, and software developers like Valve, Mozilla, Google, Unity, Lucasfilm and Pixar. This time OpenGL will not only be the best and fastest API for basically all devices in existence, but it will also be the most userfriendly.

My reason for using Windows has always been it's compatibility with games. This reason is no more. Combine this with Microsoft's newest distopian nightmare, Windows 10, and their statement to 'just deal with it', and a path becomes clear: https://voat.co/v/technology/comments/426384

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Meet Vulkan, the new OpenGL that renders DirectX obsolete, runs on Linux and ends microsofts hold over PC gaming. submitted by alargecoffeecup to technology

alargecoffeecup 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago

I made 3 statements. 1. easier 2. more powerfull 3. runs on everything. 2 and 3 are facts that have been facts for the lifetime of OpenGL. 1, the easier part, is a deduction of the fact that Vulkan is made to fix and renew OpenGL, and the main part that needed renewal, is it's userfriendlyness to developers.

Definition USA & Europe:A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism submitted by alargecoffeecup to politics

alargecoffeecup 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I don't think it is an oligarchy, multinationals have to much power to be so. It's fascism, the merger of state and business.

Between 2012 and 2014, 525 meetings between lobbygroups and the European commissariat, and 597 meetings between lobbygroups and the commissariat of the DG Trade took place involving the TTIP (and how many meetings with citizens?). The largest lobbygroup was that of the agribusiness, by parties like Monsanto.

Multinationals are shaping both the USA and Europe, they have by far the most invluence and thus it is fascism.

Definition USA & Europe:A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism submitted by alargecoffeecup to politics

alargecoffeecup 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

If I had a brain I would. Fascism failed as bad as Communism, Maoism, Nazism, and other totalitarian regimes and can only bring instability, conflicts and war in the long run. Already we see extreme limitations of our freedom of speech, and extreme attempts of censorship. If you are against Europe, you are a terrorist and lose all civil rights.