Sweeney: Let Microsoft be Microsoft

Everybody and his brother is taking a crack at analyzing the recent Microsoft-DOJ “findings of fact” ruling. One of the more interesting responses I’ve seen in a while is from Tim Sweeney, the principal architect of one of the best real-time 3D rendering engines around, the Unreal engine. Have a look at Avault’s “Game Designers Respond to Microsoft Ruling” (which, by the way, pilfers a page from VE) for the full text of his response.

Mr. Sweeney is none too pleased about the judge’s take on Microsoft’s behavior:

In all the findings of fact, I never saw any attention paid to the necessity of expanding the OS to support the development of increasingly better programs. It was all about “Microsoft said this” and “Microsoft threatened to do that.” That all makes for a nice soap opera, but the DoJ has no clue what it takes to develop good software, and if they doom the PC market by crippling the OS and all software development surrounding it, they will do tremendous damage to everything we have all worked so hard to create.

Hmmmm. Does the man have a point here?

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    • Anonymous
    • 20 years ago

    *[Anon@159.119.80.137<]* I love how everybody is bashing MS.Don\'t get me wrong,their products for the most part suck. They introduce way to many security flaws and crash constantly, but that\'s what all of this is about. If everybody would quit wasting time by airing their dislikes and instead circumvent that bitching and griping into producing a superior OS,we wouldn\'t be here. Call it greed, call it vision, call it monkey piss for all I care, but Bill has helped create all of our habbits. Without MS,there would NOT be the proliferation of the PC and most of us would be screwing around with a Playstation or something. If you don\'t have the tools or knowledge to innovate, shut your yap! Trust me, I\'ll be the first one to jump to a more superior OS, but until that happens, I\'m stuck with MS or MacOS. Quite frankly, I\'m not sold on Linux or religion for that matter (some get the two confused).MS is the only thing we got till somebody introduces better. All the damn OSes suck for one reason or another. It\'s all relative to what you\'re doing. So pop open a can of shut thahellup and take a big swig people (myself included).

    • Anonymous
    • 20 years ago

    *[Anon@CC6755-a.hnglo1.ov.nl.home.com<]* god bill, get over it. OpenGL was never meant for games. Direct3D is. DirecX7 is, on the PC, better for games then OpenGL.

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    • 20 years ago

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