It really depends on how you want to use your machine. Alot of things will run in WINE on linux. But if you are a big gamer, stick with Windows. You can install Linux into a virtual machine with Virtual Box and try it out for awhile, so you don't have to partition/format. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245495
I do everything but game, lol
I need to be able to use lots of "internet" apps, and not being as familiar with linux, i am not sure how hey would work
I love the deep web, tor, etc.. I spend my spre time on hackthissite.org and shit like that just for fun and to learn
I need to be able to use many programs related to things of that nature.. proxifer, etc...
I watch lots of tv and movies on the net, but not really any gaming. I am not a huge gamer, but I use my ps3 when I do.
Thanks for all the input friends!!