I've been looking into this recently, trying to get the games I own to play in Linux. In the past I have had to fiddle with W.I.N.E. (Wine is Not an Emulator) in order to get anything to really work, also having to Download modules to get certain things going can be a pain. As linux doesn't really tell you, what your missing or how to fix it. Just recently, I discovered an ubuntu based OS that has just about every package you could ever use including all it's dependency's already packaged. and I'm not talking about Only an office suite, or a DVD playing program. I'm talking, Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Office, VirtualBox, WINE, PS# Media Streaming, DVD Burning, DVD Labeler, Lightscribe, Blue Ray Software, Blue ray burning software, and way too many for me to list, heck, I can't even find a list of programs they currently have installed. The OS is called http://pinguyos.com/ "Linux made easy" Now Ubuntu claims it's easy to use for windows user's but because of other complications and such it can't really do everything at once. The guys/Community at PINGUY have decided to expand on that and make an interface that's easy to use, both Tech and User friendly. Just an example of how easy it really is. I installed this OS, copied over my WOW folder, ran the wow.exe and I was up and running. Only had to tweak my audio driver, and a 5 min search on Google gave me that answer. Other thoughts on this topic, Game tester's have been testing the different OS's and which runs better. Linux beat out MAC, and WIN7 by 5FPS. Now to the Normal user, that's not a really big deal. But to true gamers it is, and that's a major breakthrough to gaming companies. With windows 8 coming out and everything being bad about it on a desktop, and mac's being so expensive. Maybe this is the year or two that LINUX can really hit up the Market. There's also another site that is called "The 31 Flavors of Linux" http://webpath.net/31-flavors a great place to start just to find out what Linux distro might tickle your fancy.