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

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

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 09:30:20

Linux FPS [PCLinuxOS]

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| 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

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| 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

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| 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 ***

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| 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 *** market.


XP vs. Vista - A Tale of Framerate

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


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Linux *** , part four: massive multiplayer online games

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| Dofus as an online game with fun graphics and a huge player community, it
| has over three million players. The website of the game says it
| half-way between a tactical video game and an interactive cartoon.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ *** -part-four-massive-multiplayer-online-games/

Linux on Windows with Lina

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| Building off a concept similar to Java, LINA aims to provide open-source
| developers the ability to compile applications that will run on all of
| Windows, MacOS X, and various Unix systems.


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