Making Linux run Fallout (2) is far easier than making Windows XP run Fallout. You can run most games under Linux and some of them run even better - e.g. for Fallout you don't need any special patches to slow map movement, you can run it in windowed mode,... (I bet if Vista can run old games at all). However, I gladly welcome Vista, as it moves us towards real wasteland future. Right now, you need a PC with 1 GHz CPU and lets say 256 MB RAM to do all your office work. Power requirement mostly at 100 Watts (your CPU and disk is idle when you use your office suite, and that's what most people do). To do the same amount of work, you need extremely fast CPU and vast amounts of RAM in Vista - to do the same amount of work, but you need at least 250 W to run Vista ready computer (if you don't believe me, check power consumptions of very low end GeForce cards, 6200 takes up to 100 Watts). Slowly we will need more energy, and it's why "War, war never changes".