There is no way you'd be able to play old Windows games. It runs Linux on its own slow enough, so chucking in Windows XP and games on top of that would slow it to a pathetic crawl.
Ultimately, the Linux thing is a gimmick with no practical use whatsoever.
Cheers for that
It would be useful as a bare-bones backup PC with Open Office if my laptop got FUBARed, so I'll probably do it at some point (and again, it's a fairly interesting looking project which will get me used to a different OS without risking damage to anything on my computer now). Apparently you have to buy the codecs to play any media, so it might be useful to keep me focussed on my work
. I thought the PC games thing was going to be a bit overambitious, but if I do end up doing it I'll try some oldies (i.e. 95/98 era) and see what happens.
I'd like to speak to someone who's actually installed it, as I want to know how easy it is to switch between Linux and the XMB - I wouldn't be very popular if I made watching DVDs/BRs confusing!