Preparing Your Site for Navigator 5.0
Wednesday November 24th, 1999
Shelley Powers of inquiry.com has written an informative article on preparing your DHTML website for compatibility with Navigator 5.0 and the DOM standard. This one is definitely worth the read if you're interested in working to the DOM spec, but would like to keep a measure of backwards compatibility with older browsers.
#30 Oh yes there will be games (and apps) for Linux
Monday November 29th, 1999 8:57 AM
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Thanks for your input, but look at your post in five years and you will wonder how you could have been so near-sighted.
When the computer-savvy move to Linux, so moves a large target audience of the juggernaught budget video-games.
Internet-related apps as well. The most recent intersting one was Allaire's ColdFusion 4.5, which until recently was an Windows only equipment dev/server ware. But since so many of the users of thier software prefer Linux, it was worthwhile to port.
The drawbacks for game development, lesser extent apps, is compatibility issues of hardware, but in five years time, it will be as far removed as what PC hardware woes were 5 years ago. As a game developer in Windows and Linux, I can first hand say all my run-in's with the Win API have been major headaches as so many features are undocumented anywhere and so much crap is added to make it difficult to make a Win emulator.