I broke the sound driver on my Semplice Linux install trying to get an NES emulator to work, so after attempting to reinstall Crunchbang with all my files saved in a temporary FAT32 partition, and failing since GRUB didn't want to install, I said "fuck it" and moved the drive into my desktop, which hadn't been hooked up in a while. After getting it all set up to recover the files from my laptop's drive, I rediscovered just how fast and awesome this machine was, with its aggressively-tweaked install of XP Pro x64 and overclocked Pentium Dual Core CPU. Linux may be fun to play around with, but if I truly want results, Windows still delivers. And yes, after all these years I'm still using XP. Deal with it.
Micro$oft can't tell me what to do.