Re: Linux or XP?
Even if you do manage to get windows games to install in linux I heard there is a huge performance hit due to the fact that it is emulating windows and doing it poorly. I tried an os called react os a while back. It is still in alpha I think but when its all done it is going to be a windows clone but for free.
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