Re: Looking to Linux, any suggestions?
I don't recommend planning to use Wine, Winex or Cedega.
Either you are happy with what games you can get Linux native binaries for or you should forget about it.
As for distributions, by now I pretty much only recommend Fedora. They came a long way since the worse versions and now restrain themself from fiddling too much. If they fire the guy maintaining the xterm package I'd be all set.