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Submission + - Valve shares performance numbers on port of Left4Dead (

nschubach 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!

Comment Oh how opinions have reversed (Score 1) 911

It was not that long ago when the scandal of drunk airline pilots was still fresh in our minds. Now after the amazing actions of "Sully" the pilot now all pilots are potential heroes in the eyes of the public. Next time people die due to pilot error instead of computer error will we demand more failsafes on the pilots? My is the public every so fickle.

Overall I must say, I've lost far more friends on the highways than in the skyways. I believe that is because the people behind the wheel of a car are far less capable than a pilot, or it could just be statistics. But they are all just human, and mistakes will happen, and some cases people will die.

6 Curses = 1 Hexahex