An anonymous reader writes "And the saga continues at the Valve software. Not just Windows 8 is a catastrophe and Win-8 app store is a big threat to business. But, games runs much faster on Linux than Windows 7. This post discusses some of what Valve's Linux engineers learned about the performance of games running on Linux. They concluded that Linux is much faster and better to develop games. An OpenGL version of our game run faster than Direct3D on Windows 7. This is a great example of the benefits that are the result of close coordination between software and hardware developers and should provide value to the Linux community at large."