Ok, I fucking hate Windows, it is a shit system and crashes and is unfucking stable, I hate it, hate it, hate it (this is two days of frustration speaking). Anyway My brother inlaw has Linspire, a good retail version. He said he will give it to me and it should install nice and easy. Ok, here are my issues... 1) I have a 64 bit system and I hear that Linux 64 bit OS is way ahead of M$, so should I go for that? If I do what compatibility issues am I going to run into with my hardware, well, my graphics card, everything else should be ok. 2) Can I still play HL2? I know there are emulators you can run that let you run Windows programs like Photoshop (which I will not get rid of). Would one of these let me run HL2 ( the only PC game I play, well, and Doom3). And if so, are they compatible with the Linux 64bit OS? What other issues am I looking at as far as everyday "computing" go? I give you this thread to make me a convert, so hop hop.