Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2007 10:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
Benchmarks "This week's release of Ubuntu 7.10 is a significant win for the free software community. Not only does this release incorporate an updated package set - most notably with the Linux 2.6.22 kernel and GNOME 2.20, but it also delivers on new desktop innovations from BulletProofX and displayconfig-gtk to Compiz Fusion being enabled by default on supported systems. However, for those business professionals and gamers that remain dependent on some Windows-only binary applications, the WINE project has been making some excellent headway into supporting Windows applications on the Linux desktop. With Ubuntu 7.10 and WINE 0.9.46 in hand, we had set out to compare the performance between Windows XP and Gutsy Gibbon with WINE on two popular DirectX benchmarks."
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RE: Wow
by Chris on Sun 21st Oct 2007 11:54 UTC in reply to "Wow"
Chris
Member since:
2005-09-28

Ubuntu + wine comes nowhere near the performance of windows, and you call that mind blowing?

Don't get me wrong, i only use linux (opensuse) and i think wine is a great program, but it simply sucks for games.

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RE[2]: Wow
by n0xx on Sun 21st Oct 2007 12:44 in reply to "RE: Wow"
n0xx Member since:
2005-07-12

Ubuntu + wine comes nowhere near the performance of windows, and you call that mind blowing?

Because:

a) This benchmark is done using 3D mark which is a windows application running on Linux through a 3rd party compatibility layer (not developed by Microsoft) which was eventually put together after years of hacking and reverse engineering. The simple fact that games do run is mind blowing all by itself. And then, as a final demonstration of supremacy, Linux even surpasses Windows XP in the CPU benchmarks. And all this running though a compatibility layer. Which leads to...

B) What if this benchmark had been done using a native Linux port of 3D Mark, running OpenGL instead of DirectX, and the drivers available on Linux where given the same amount of polish and care as the ones found Windows. What then? World domination?

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RE[3]: Wow
by Alleister on Sun 21st Oct 2007 13:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

It is an extremely outdated Benchmark and thus the results are meaningless. You will not succeed getting gamers to use Linux by saying "hey, you can play those games from 2000 now!". By the time Wine will run 2007 games we will have 2020.

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v RE[3]: Wow
by Tom K on Sun 21st Oct 2007 18:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
RE[2]: Wow
by MiliTux on Sun 21st Oct 2007 19:54 in reply to "RE: Wow"
MiliTux Member since:
2007-05-16

Well, these are by no means cutting edge games, but I use WINE to run StarCraft and WarCraft 3. I cannot run them smoothly in Vista for some reason, and yet they run really nicely in WINE.

Specifically, Warcraft 3 is really laggy at times at 1024x768 in Vista but runs smashingly at the same res in WINE.

What does it mean? Who knows.

Your Results May Vary.

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