Anything Your OS Can Do, Linux Can Do Better

…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.

 

Faster Zombies! | Valve

 

Well, I guess that’s that. Valve has shown that Left 4 Dead runs better in Linux than in Windows. That basically strips away the last possible reason why anybody would want to use Windows. Not to mention that, even without official ports, Valve software has always run flawlessly under Linux with Wine. Wine can even run older Win95 games that you can’t run on modern versions of Windows anymore. So I guess Linux is better at running Windows programs than Windows is. Ouch.

 

Windows fanboys, come at me!