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+ - Valve shares performance numbers on port of Left4Dead->

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nschubach (922175) writes "One factor in creating a good gaming experience is throughput. This post discusses some of what we’ve learned about the performance of our games running on Linux.

After this work, Left 4 Dead 2 is running at 315 FPS on Linux. That the Linux version runs faster than the Windows version (270.6) seems a little counter-intuitive, given the greater amount of time we have spent on the Windows version. However, it does speak to the underlying efficiency of the kernel and OpenGL. Interestingly, in the process of working with hardware vendors we also sped up the OpenGL implementation on Windows. Left 4 Dead 2 is now running at 303.4 FPS with that configuration."

"It seems there are good things coming out of this for both Operating Systems!"
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+ - IBM Turns To Linux In Desktop Campaign Against MS

Submitted by nschubach
nschubach (922175) writes "According to Information Week, "IBM has increased support for Linux with the introduction of versions of its Lotus Notes collaboration suite and Symphony productivity tools built to run on the open source OS — and it's hoping the effort will help unseat Microsoft as the king of desktop software."

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