Linux to me was, is, and probably always will be an impregnable fortress. I lack the knowledge required to set something like that up.
I am a dumbass gamer who hates Windows/Intel, but sticks with it regardless... I play hardcore games, I need Wintel. It's that simple. I have always followed the hardcore, bleeding edge games: platform is irrelevant.
The Amiga OS always seemed to me elegant and exciting, even though I never even came close to tapping the power (too young and too dumb). I used Amiga for games and for art/animation.