Hi ,i'm new to linux and very happy to have left windows,i don't know much about computer but so far linux looks awsome.
In a new blog post, Valve Linux team has reported that Left 4 Dead 2 runs faster on Linux than Windows, thanks to efficiency of Linux Kernel and OpenGL.
They tested the game on an Intel Core i7 3930k computer with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 and 32 GB RAM (loaded with Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 32bit).
When Left 4 Dead 2 was initially ported to Linux, it ran at 6 fps
I was transferring files from my xubuntu computer, to my Windows 8 computer, using Samba, when I noticed the speeds were much slower than I remembered.
This lead me to test out my LAN speeds.
I used this nice program I found called netio.
I did several tests.
Windows to Linux using TCP: ~1180KB/s
Windows to Linux using UDP: ~11MB/s
Linux to Windows using TCP: ~1160KB/s
Linux to Windows using UDP