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Open Graphics Library.. I think. I don't know for sure though. Anyway, OpenGL is a more open specification for 3D graphics (and graphics more generally) than DirectX, but it's only for graphics. (To contrast, DirectX takes care of a bunch of other stuff, including sound.) There are native implementations of OpenGL on Linux, some of very high quality and very high performance. Due to Linux's recent popularity in Hollywood, the market for professional Linux graphics workstations is pretty large. And nVidia and Ati both have Linux drivers for their consumer cards (though Ati's can be a bit of a pain).