[News] [Linux] New User Very Impressed with Linux and Linux Gaming (Not So with Windows Vista)

Linux FPS [PCLinuxOS]

,----[ Quote ]
| A few weeks ago I installed PCLinuxOS 2007 and I'm very impressed
| with it. One of the things I like is their package manager--everything 
| is there, you don't need to add any extra repositories (a popular 
| distro that starts with "U" infuriates me with all the mucking 
| around you have to do), and there are never any issues with 
| unresolved dependencies.
| Anyway, last week I downloaded through the package manager a 
| game called Sauerbraten. It's a great multi player FPS. It's 
| completely free and very entertaining to play. 


Vacuous Vista

,----[ Quote ]
| When I bought my new pc in March, I was ambivalent (yet hopeful, if that 
| makes sense) about the preinstalled copy of Vista which was to be installed 
| on it. Since my current hard disk was more than sufficient for all things 
| productive (linux), I left the new drive with windows for my games.
| [...]
| Today I wiped out the drive and reinstalled xp, which boots in fractions of 
| the time, supports my soundcard, plays my games well!



Quake 4 On XP, Vista, & Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| However, I spent the extra time and while I was at it had run three
| Quake 4 v1.3 benchmarks in XP, Vista, and Fedora Core 6 (2.6.20 kernel).
| The hardware used was a modest AMD Sempron setup with a NVIDIA GeForce
| 6150 and the NVIDIA 1.0-9755 drivers (the hardware chosen was to
| represent the more common Linux user rather than using an octal-core
| setup). The NVIDIA driver on Vista was 100.65 while the XP version
| was 93.71. Below is the average frame-rate from each test on each
| operating system. 


Valve questions Microsoft's commitment to PC gaming

,----[ Quote ]
| Half-Life 2 developer Valve thinks that Microsoft's current
| "Games for Windows" marketing push is a cynical ploy to sell
| more copies of Windows Vista, rather than a genuine effort to
| invigorate the PC gaming market.


XP vs. Vista - A Tale of Framerate

,----[ Quote ]
| Seldom has the rumor mill turned faster than when gamers talk about gaming
| in Vista. Some folks are staying away from the new OS simply because
| they feel it doesn?t game well.

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