Linux as Gaming Platform
I'm using Mandrake Linux 10.1 and I've noticed that a lot of my games actually play smoother in Windows. Games that normally play excellent and smooth in Windows such as Windows pinball or Unreal Tournament lag horribly if I try to run them under Linux. Even yahoo pool has a significant amount of lag compared to when I try to play it in Windows. I checked my system resources and after Linux has loaded I only have 24 MB of RAM available to use, could this be the problem? My computer is a custom machine that I built to upgrade from a 133 Mhz system with Windows 95. It's got an 850 Mhz processor, 32 MB on board video card and 256 MB of DDR SDRAM. I really like linux, better than Windows, but I thought it was supposed to make a lot of things work better than they do with Windows?