Playing Games on Linux - Using Wine or Steam

If you have been using Wine to play games on Linux, you may want to stop for a moment and take a look at the benefits Steam comes with. You have probably heard that this support has been recently captured the attention of many gamers, and this doesn't happen for no reason. First of all, it carries more interesting games and offers an expanding support of different OSs.

Let's take a look at the features this platform comes with and you will probably be convinced in the end why should you switch from Wine to Linux:

* It comes with increased performance due to the fact that games are played naturally without the need of a compatibility layer as it happens with Wine. So, whenever it comes to gaming and its experience, performance must be one of the most important features to look for. Another benefit is that Steam also performs faster than all those that run on Windows.

* It comes as a compatible support. For instance you may have the unpleasant surprise to see that a game newly purchased doesn't run with Wine although this one always comes with a list of games and compatibility apps. But when it comes to Steam, all games that are operated though Linux work with any problem. There is however a single problem that is about to get remediated: the number of games on Linux is kind of limited.

* Now switching to Steam, you are guaranteed to be presented with plenty of other benefits. Some of them are: the low price, updates to games (you will be automatically presented with a game when this one is released) and clients, among many others. If you plan on reinstalling the OS on your computer, Steam will automatically download and install the old games existing in the PC and you just have to do nothing else but relax and wait for it to complete the operation.

Switching to Steam will prove gamers that Linux can offer competency as a gaming platform and it is what gamers community should do: show their support for projects that are worthwhile. Even if you are not that convinced to switch to Steam, it still deserves giving it a try and you will see that at least a few of your games will prove to work just great on Linux.