Quote Originally Posted by amigacooke View Post
Microsoft and their propriety formats eh?
Yes but openGL was held back by legacy demands from the Unix world. The standards process takes about five years normally to produce a new standard and the GPUs were evolving quite quickly at the time. The more you have to put in the standard the more you have to support. AMD did a very nice job of implementing directx in silicon and giving us much better performance at a lower price point and that is what Microsoft was after better price performance in the windows world.

Today Word actually follows an ISO standard, well it's close, since they were involved in creating the standard, and you can tell it to follow the standard exactly.

Cheerio John