Valve: Linux runs out games quicker than Windows 7 Newell believes that the roadblock keeping gamers away from adopting Linux as their operating method of selection is a lack of games for the platform, so his firm plans to bring a selection of titles — like the well-known Left 4 Dead 2 — in an [...]
In a post on its Linux blog, the Valve team reports that the Linux port of Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is running faster on Linux than Windows. On a high-end test system with an Intel Core i7 3930k processor, 32GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, Valve managed to run the Linux port of L4D2 at 315 FPS.
Written by: Dexter Eugenio | Published in: EntertainmentIn another “I told you so” for the pro Penguin brigade, Valve has confirmed that on identical hardware, Left 4 Dead 2 runs faster on Linux that it does on Windows.
Valve has tested its Linux port of Left 4 Dead 2 and was surprised to see that it actually runs faster than the Windows version. The company has improved the game's OpenGL implementation and several graphics drivers...
Valve has tested its Linux port of Left 4 Dead 2 and was surprised to see that it actually runs faster than the Windows version.
Valve has launched on Steam for Linux most of their games, but the important ones, like Left 4 Dead or Half-Life 2, haven’t made an appearance yet.Even if Valve’s fans are happy because they’re playing most of their favorite games, people have started to wonder why other titles, like the ones from the Left 4 Dead franchise, can’t be played.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 is taking some heat in the world of online games. Both Valve (builder of the Steam gaming platform) and Blizzard (World of War Craft) appear to be criticizing the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Store strategy, and Valve is hedging its Windows bets with a Linux strategy. Why should business channel partners care?