Originally Posted by lapengu
What is the point? Half of these games all run on the cube engine. There is hardly an advantage of running linux instead of windows.
The only reason i can think of to run linux is on older PC's that cant handle newer Operating Systems and Programs.
I'm going to assume you actually think this is true and not trolling. So..o.o.o
Did you know.....?
1) Linux can be substantially more secure on all levels.
2) Freedom from Spyware affects all levels of function, including games. Less wasted time in maintenance means more time actually gaming.
3) Linux runs many games better
A) Online - Linux's TCP/IP stack is vastly superior to XP's (still the most common desktop OpSys) and considerably superior to Win7's. Example: Even with the added layer of Wine I get an average of 106ms latency on Win7 Ult 64 but only ~50ms with Linux in WoW. With native the difference is nothing short of compelling.
B) Software - Linux, being Open Source, including native game configuration is fully available to the use for tweaking and optimization. We don't even need to mention The Registry (and Linux's lack of any such monstrosity), do we?
C) Hardware - Microsoft forbids not only you and I from access to the kernel but also other Corporations such as in those that need to make drivers. Not too long ago reviewers stated that they considered nVidia's Linux driver to be superior to their Windows driver probably because of unlimited access.
OTOH all drivers and hardware can benefit from Linux's ability to reduce not only network latency but ALL latency such as the time between you hitting a key or mouse button and the time it actually causes action. In Windows that is commonly in excess of 19msec
whereas a "stock" Linux kernel does the same action in less than 10msec. A low latency, realtime kernel, which can be built by anyone or simply downloaded and installed as a menued option, can edge 1msec
Believe me you can feel
this! It can be a huge edge against other players who are constrained by essentially reacting to the past. I'm swimming in water...you're swimming in syrup.
3) There is actually much more, but I have to ask you, isn't that enough?