I’ve slackened my Free Software ethics a notch or two and installed a Windows 2000 dual boot on my new computer so I can play a few games while my new graphics card is in it’s prime. It would be nice if Dawn of War and Homeworld 2 had Linux clients, but it isn’t going to happen.
Last night I played a little Doom 3 for the first time - it scared the crap out of me just like the original did. It definitely is the same game that I played to death ten years ago, but the spooky lighting manages to bring back the fear and suspense and makes you feel like you’re in Alien. One very nice touch - after dispatching bloodthirsty Zombies you get to laugh at their old emails and office politics on abandoned Palm Pilots.
Since I really don’t trust a Windows installation further than a glorified games console bios the bulk of my disk space is going toward my current linux distro of choice - Ubuntu Linux. It’s a brand new Debian based distribution with up to the minute desktop software, and all of it available compiled for my Athlon 64. Anyone entertained by Linux geekery can laugh at my attempts to get my onboard gigabit ethernet working in Ubuntu Bugzilla.