GNU/Linux guys can't stand that Windows Vista is better than their operating systems, and are searching the most improbable test.
Maybe he should have thought that testing Windows Vista and Cedega with games developed in the pre-Windows XP era.
I'm not doing to install this software on my machine, I'm going to trust the result I found on the Internet (For GNU/Linux I'm assuming that our friends did the right things).
Soldat: It is a 2002 game with some bugfix, and actually it seems that someone's Windows Vista is not freezing.
Darwinia: maybe there is a reason if a for Windows Vista version was released! On that update there was the porting from OpenGL to DirectX. Did you know that in Windows Vista the OpenGL layer completely depends on graphic drivers you have? So purely OpenGL performances depends on Nvidia, AMD (Ati), Intel and any other GPU maker.
You can criticize Microsoft idea to exclude an OpenGL layer not the OpenGL performances on Windows Vista which are not a Microsoft mistake.
Blackthorne: since you're running it with DOSBox I guess you read that and edited the configuration file.
Civilization 4: You got a compatibility warning. But if you patch the game guess what happens?
You got your Slashdot quote, GNU/Linux fanboys are happy, Windows Vista users managed to get all work and even experience better performance on new games.
I've noticed that diarrheaBot uses a GeForce FX graphic card. I've a GeForce FX 5600 Ultra (128 MB of VRAM) on one of my desktop PCs and and I can confirm that Nvidia has dropped driver support for this series before Windows Vista was released. The driver Windows Vista uses for these graphic cards is a legacy one. Another fault in diarrheaBot review.