Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:34 UTC
Games I'm not 100% sure this is actually word-for-word, but alas. "In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark, Drew Bliss from Valve said that Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model." I feel like a broken record by now but here we go again: keep an eye on Valve, even if you're not into games. This is the company pushing NVIDIA and AMD to improve their Linux support, with enough clout and name to actually get stuff done. Valve doesn't mess around.
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Games on linux, more fun, yeah.
by ParadoxUncreated on Tue 30th Oct 2012 16:09 UTC
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Games on linux are more fun yeah. If you had a television set, and the pictures would stop at times, and sound skip, you`d think it is broken. Yet on a PC this is ok? If you remove more than 200 components on a windows XP install, you will get quite nice performance in most games. Jitter sensitive games will still not perform as good as they can. Particulary games like doom 3 which uses several (3) passes to OpenGL. Well maybe it even uses direct3d on windows, which gives slighly more overhead. (Read valve linux blog). I have gotten this game to work very nicely without dropouts on linux. And improving the whole PCIe bus jitter thing, seems to improve the whole computing experience.

Not only does it improve gaming, and let more of the potential of the computer be used, but it is FAST. A lot of activity is there on the next frame. I actually bought a mac mini for OSX, but that seems outdated now. Feels so slow compared to what I have gotten used to in linux. This has actually inspired me to buy a low-jitter workstation aswell, but there is so much ignorance and lack of knowledge on this in the common consumerspace that it is hard to get the point across.

Peace Be With You.

Edited 2012-10-30 16:14 UTC

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