Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 22:53 UTC
Games Yesterday Phoronix showed proof of Steam's Linux client existence via its Mac OS X launcher that is currently in closed beta, then this morning they showed further signs of Linux support. Since 2008 it was known that Steam and the Source Engine would come to Linux. As an update, they even pointed out the download link for the Steam Linux binary from their store.
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RE: Steam, Smoke, Hot Air . . .
by bert64 on Sun 25th Apr 2010 23:45 UTC in reply to "Steam, Smoke, Hot Air . . ."
bert64
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Nvidia has binary only linux drivers which work quite well, and for games which have native linux versions have always tended to outperform windows by about 5% vs xp...
ATI also has binary drivers, but they suck and are much slower than the windows ones. However, ATI are releasing hardware specs and open source drivers are progressing. More games being available for linux will likely spur development of drivers.
Remember, windows only has binary drivers too, for either vendor so linux isn't doing too badly.

The other major graphics vendor is Intel, and they have fully open linux drivers, ofcourse intel graphics are only suitable for older games.

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