Bullshit - Crysis 2 is multiplatform (as such is the underlying engine). How would you expect it to run on Playstation3, eh? It's an OpenGL/DirectX product. I see no reason how it could not be easily ported to Linux, if ever.
Originally Posted by d2kx
- Adobe Acrobat X Professional for Linux.
- 64-bit build of Adobe Air.
- Bioware releases all recent and future games (Mass Effect 1 & 2, Dragon Age 1 & 2 and Star Wars: TOR) on Linux, with native 32-bit and 64-bit Linux builds, licensing their core engine under GPLv3 (with optional OpenGL 2.1 renderer specifically targeting the FOSS drivers and OpenGL 3.3 renderer targeting proprietary drivers) and selling the content/artwork pack.
- VMware relicenses the entirety of VMware Workstation under the same license as VirtualBox (GPLv2 iirc), and announces an engineering partnership with Oracle to combine the best of both technology platforms into a single, unified platform containing components of each
- A heroic 15000 line patch to the open source graphics stack from Dave Airlie improves the performance of r600g to be 1.25 times faster than Catalyst at 1920x1080 running demanding OpenGL 2.1 games
- A heroic 50000 line patch to mesa from Brian Paul adds complete support for OpenGL 4.1 with all patented features implemented and working but hidden behind a --yes-i-know-i-am-violating-acta-patent-law configure option
- Internet Explorer 10 is GPLed and ported to Linux with support for COM/ActiveX controls and "thunking" 32-bit controls into a 64-bit browser, for all those damn sites that refuse to acknowledge that anything other than Windows XP exists as an operating system
- Java 7 final and OpenJDK 7 are officially released and OpenJDK 7 has no proprietary components
- The U.S. Supreme Court declares software patents unconstitutional
- wine gets "finished", being able to natively run all Windows userspace applications with a 100.0% faithful representation of either Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (including full integration of applications' use of Aero into compiz); also supporting full emulation of userspace drivers and WDM drivers emulated in userspace, including both 32 and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, and 7
- Ubuntu Bug #1 is marked as fixed&closed (i.e.: Windows no longer has the dominant desktop market share)
- Apple iTunes gets a native Linux client, and all media you own that was only available with FairPlay DRM is now available for re-download as WebM (video) or Ogg/Vorbis (audio)
- The RIAA dissolves itself
- The MPAA dissolves itself
- MPEG-LA releases their patent pool to the general public with unrestricted worldwide licensing
I can probably think of others...
Apple users stop trolling on Linux forums.
Originally Posted by deanjo
Unrestricted right to S3TC granted to open source projects
Microsoft releases all versions of DirectX under BSD license
Massive exodus at KDE as developers join Trinity project
- VIA releases their S3TC patent.
- AMD releases UVD documentation.
- AMD/Red Hat/VMWare hires Denis Steckelmacher
Linux becomes the only platform with perfect emulators for any other platform, starting with Windows Android PS3 OSX
Linus moves on to work on Haiku kernel
Linux users stop calling anybody that differs with their view trolls and can withstand constructive criticism.
Originally Posted by kraftman
Linux users stop blaming others for their OS's shortcomings.
Apple decides to embrace Android, replacing iOS accross all their devices.
Adobe releases Flash under GPLv3
Microsoft releases MS Office under GPLv3
Duke Nukem forever is released, with native Linux 32 and 64 bit support
Direct X is ported to X.org and released under GPLv3
Mike Gailbraith releases ~200 line patch for the kernel that executes witchcraft in order to make all hardware work out of the box at full capacity.
btw, I really hope you're right about Steam being ported to Linux, we could really do with that atm....
AMD releases UVD documentation for OSS driver video acceleration
US Supreme Court strikes down software patents
Nokia says it was all a big joke, drops Win 7 phone plans