AA System Requirements Linux vs. Windows
Here's something I found very telling on the The America's Army web site. The minimum system requirements for game play for both Linux and Windows...
Q: What are the minimum system requirements for the Windows 2.6 version? A: The minimum system requirements for the game are: # 3-D graphics card with 64 MB memory and support for hardware transformation and lighting # 1.5 GHz processor or equivalent # English version of Windows(r) 2000-XP Operating System with all updates # 384MB RAM # 2.00GB of uncompressed hard disk space for game files # 4X CD-ROM (not required for downloaded installation) # Windows 2000-XP compatible system (including compatible 32-bit drivers for CD-ROM drive, video card, sound card, mouse and keyboard) # DirectX(r) 9.0 # 100% Compatible DirectX 9.0 soundcard # 56kbps Modem or other network connection *Nvidia¨ nForceª or other motherboard-soundcards containing Dolby Digital¨ Content Encoder required for Dolby Digital¨ audio. (Last Updated: 2006-02-09)
Q: What are the minimum system requirements for the Linux 2.3 Client? A: # Pentium3 766 (or equivalent) # 128MB RAM # glibc 2.1 or newer. # Hardware accelerated OpenGL drivers (Nvidia's and XiG's are known to work) (Last Updated: 2005-05-13)
OT Dan Quayle 8844
On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 13:22:09 -0500, mlw Please, I don't see what a rather simple hunting accident...
Some Points of Contention...
1. The Windows version mentions version 2.6 while the Linux version refers to 2.3, so the requirements are likely higher.
My answer to this is that the 2.6 client under Linux will run tolerably (with all settings at minimum) on a PII667-256M-GeForce2 16M under Linux. I wonder if the same can be said about the Windows client? Has anyone tried?
OT Dan Quayle 8843
Liam Slider Why a cheap shot? The VP was a prime proponent of the war, it is perfectly acceptable to look...
OT Dan Quayle 8845
Liam Slider Do you believe there are such things as "simple hunting accidents?" When a person points a gun...
2. The dates last updated are different.
The point here is that for this game to achieve the same results under Windows you would need a system with twice the specs than under Linux. If this is true for a game, imagine just how true it is for other aspects of computing as well. Which all goes to support my and others statements that Linux uses system resources much more efficiently than Windows does and can be tailored to get the best performance from your hardware.
-- rapskat - 23:13:54 up 1 day, 3:43, 3 users, load average: 0.53, 0.74, 0.71 Windows NT: n. 32-bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16-bit patch to an 8-bit operating system originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor, written by a 2-bit company that can't stand for 1 bit of compebreastion.
Linux Advocacy Newsgroups