I'm a bit of a geek (Bit = massive) and i keep hearing that linux is great for advanced users.
I'm just wondering what the advantages are; I've been using windows my entire life, and XP for the last 5 years. I feel very comfortable using XP, i know where everything is, i know how to access files buried so deep in my hard drive the search function can't find them, etc.
Also, how is the compatibility with linux? I have heard that it has problems with video editing software, and some video games seem to have a fatal alergic reactions.
PS: I would also like to know in as much detail as possible about windows 7; Vista is out of the question (2 gigs of ram for 512mb on xp? No thanks). How is the video game compatibilty, and does it run any faster or perform any more tasks than XP?