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    Default Ubuntu Linux Gaming Performance Mostly On Par With Windows 8.1

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Linux Gaming Performance Mostly On Par With Windows 8.1

    Given the recent release of Microsoft Windows 8.1, at Phoronix we took 13 different AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards and compared the performance between Ubuntu Linux and Windows 8.1 with the same hardware and set of OpenGL games/benchmarks. For AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards with their official drivers, the performance is largely similar between the competing desktop operating systems but there are some performance exceptions.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=19257

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    It should have been W8.1 vs linux kernel 3.12, that would be interesting, at least for radeon cards.
    btw, I still want to see free driver vs catalyst driver.

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    You could also throw OS X into the mix. Linux and Windows would eat it for breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BO$$ View Post
    ... Anyway great work Canonical. Holding on par with a huge corporation like Microsoft takes some work....
    I'm not sure what work I would credit Canonical with for performance, I would grant that perhaps their popularity helps companies to expend more resources into driver quality though.

    Quote Originally Posted by BO$$ View Post
    .... Windows 8.1 interface may suck for some people, but it's still leaps and bounds beyond anything Linux.
    I know I'm going to regret this but what exactly is so great about Windows 8 interface? No seriously, I am asking because I don't use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightmarex View Post
    I know I'm going to regret this but what exactly is so great about Windows 8 interface? No seriously, I am asking because I don't use it.
    Completely nothing. Windows 8 market share is far beyond win7 and xp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pawlerson View Post
    Completely nothing. Windows 8 market share is far beyond win7 and xp.
    Lolwut? Win8 just broke 8%. Win7 has 46%, and is growing faster than win8.

    Source: http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/01/win...-in-september/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakgwailo View Post
    Lolwut? Win8 just broke 8%. Win7 has 46%, and is growing faster than win8.

    Source: http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/01/win...-in-september/
    My bad! I wanted to say win8 market share is much lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightmarex View Post
    I'm not sure what work I would credit Canonical with for performance, I would grant that perhaps their popularity helps companies to expend more resources into driver quality though.



    I know I'm going to regret this but what exactly is so great about Windows 8 interface? No seriously, I am asking because I don't use it.
    Same. You can use the Windows 8 interface only with a mouse or a touchpad, you got no chance with using it via keyboard. Gnome Shell/Gnome3 on the other hand can be used by keyboard, by mouse or by a combination of both of them. It's superior to most interfaces out there by a large margin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detructor View Post
    It's superior to most interfaces out there by a large margin.
    Too bad it's just a wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pawlerson View Post
    Too bad it's just a wishful thinking.
    sorry, but it's a fact. There is no interface that's easier to use and at the same time being more versatile as to how you want to use it. Maybe Unity, but I consider that a bad ripoff of GnomeShell.

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