Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 16:48 UTC, submitted by aargh
Games From Valve's Linux blog: "That the Linux version runs faster than the Windows version (270.6) seems a little counter-intuitive, given the greater amount of time we have spent on the Windows version. However, it does speak to the underlying efficiency of the kernel and OpenGL." If it wasn't obvious before, it should be now: Valve has started its marketing campaign for Linux. With the Windows platform in the process of closing itself off, Valve has to look to greener pastures. This is all to motive third parties to get their stuff ready for a possible Linux-powered 'Steambox' - not a console, but a set of generic PC specifications. Remember: the Xbox is the only machine tied to DirectX - OpenGL runs everywhere else, including Windows (the PS3 is an oddball, and has a sort-of Sony-specific FrankenOpenGL). OpenGL simply makes more sense for developers, and now Valve is working very closely with Nvidia, AMD, and Intel to optimise their Linux drivers. Do the math, people.
Permalink for comment 529650
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Comment by abstraction
by delta0.delta0 on Sat 4th Aug 2012 13:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
Member since:

Just install steam, each steam installation on Linux they will know about, the greater the audience with Linux steam clients, the greater the market they can hit with games.

I think they will be counting steam users using Linux over steam users buying L4D2, which I will be buying as well.

have you got unigines oil rush by any chance ? thats a pretty decent game as well.

Reply Parent Score: 2