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NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Boost to Linux Gaming

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  1. devguy

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    Haha, some of us like the quickest way possible of doing certain tasks in Linux, which means entering them in a terminal window. All those things he did can be accomplished using a full, easy-to-use gui in the Ubuntu Software Center.

    Granted, for now you'd have to know the name of the repository he listed, but once Canonical puts the new nVidia binary driver in their repositories, all you'll need to do is just click on the thing that says "install drivers", select everything it suggests, and click install. In Windows, it's actually more complicated, as you have to go to the manufacturer's website, navigate through to download the proper drivers (assuming you know your card's model number), find the executable, and go through an install setup.
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    ohh man...

    If you made a 'gaming distro' just for gaming, and sold it as a package with the hardware (like a steam box or something) it would run just fine. The same concept as chromebooks.

    Linux is great for super-noobs (your grandmother), appliances, and programmers... anything in between (i.e. power users, normal techy people) are gonna hate it. I cant tell you how many hours i spent trying to get my printer/scanner to work properly in linux.
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    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

    super user do (su is UHC for linux) aptitude (think of this as google for programs) get (get the program in the following line) install (install the program in the following line) nvidia stuff.

    super user-su

    open-do

    apt- aptitude

    - (search)

    get- find and download

    install-install downloaded file

    nvidia drivers



    su watered down edition but everything has a structure once you know the structure its easy.
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    Also, AMD is working on a major test version of their FGLRX (FireGL and Radeon X Driver) specifically for Source games. See here.
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    No need in a degree, just a little effort!:toast:

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    +1

    Superuser sounds cool:rockout:
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    Pretty much like a rooted android? right?
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    Whats a repository?
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    A software repository is a storage location from which software packages may be retrieved and installed on a computer.
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    Like the internet?
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    From the internet, yes.
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    SWEET!Blah blah ALLCAPS
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    come on!! if u put someone who never saw pc before to windows do u think he will just fly on it?? why u have so many pc clases teaching u how to use windows??
    i think linux deserve more...,and latest distributions are much more stabile then before!!
    u have thons of forums with nice techie ppl to help u out with problems u have if u have it..
    i think steam have made huge job here..,now nvidia folow!! belive me ..only thing keeping me on windows is gaming!!long live steam and nvidia!!! amd heat up the chairs!!:respect:
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    A few weeks ago Windows 7 cannibalized itself and I thought "Damn, I don't have enough space for another Windows installation, Linux it is", now it seems like it happened just in time.
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    It's not mine! didn't get an invite yet:respect:

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    I've seen them do it on an Apple.
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    Think it of a library or an "appstore" but it's free. You go find what you want and install it. You can either use the terminal window to do this (if you know what you are doing) or use the list available in the fancy GUI to select what you want and install it.
    Kinda like, "look at all this stuff that we have, what do you want to have on your computer?" rather than "your computer comes with this that and the other"
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    i'm so excited about this, nvidia has begun to deliver major improvement over their driver in linux environment, thanks to valve :rockout:

    come on AMD :shadedshu
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    Well linux runs on openGL and that is superior to to current Dx11, especially v4.3 with bindless extensions (resources), meaning it can do ~ 25000-26000 drawback calls (draw primitives). Its as close to "bind to the metal" as possible.
    Also this new feature means less communication between system ram/cpu and gpu. Less memory swapping, faster rendering.. And OpenGL is still fancier then directx in general, it knows where one texture/object is instead of checking if its A or B like directx (consuming precious bandwidth & time).

    For example DX11 can do max max 14000-16000, directx9 stops ~ 9000-11000 before it becomes a serious bottleneck and takes more then 16ms.


    Or console can 30000-40000 calls (draw primitives), even 100K is possible if optimized to the max.


    But the only thing that sucks with openGL is its hard to code.



    As for R310 branch in windows, well it sucks compared to old R304-306. Instead of speeding things up (dropping dx9 gpu support) its for the worse, especially in Battlefield3.
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    What do you think Google is for? :p
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    nice, when someone say f**k nvidia they give him bounce
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    I actually did have my grandmother using linux. She had no problems once I showed her where her browser was. This is a woman who thinks google is the internet.
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    right... but did you know?
    ... that android is simply linux + (Dalvik) JVM? all android apps are actually applications developed in java language, running in dalvik virtual machine... :pimp:
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    This would be the same AMD that just sacked its OSRC employees?
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