As for games, 2/3 of the ones I play have either been ported to Linux because of Steam for Linux (such as Team Fortress 2) or work just fine under Wine (Darkest Hour, Starcraft 1). However, the Steam ports don't seem to be working for me since I have Ironlake graphics and not the newere Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge chips, and since I'm on a laptop and have a tight budget at the moment, an upgrade is out of the question for the time being. That is the only thing keeping me from switching.
PC makers probably didn’t mean for that to happen, but there you have it. They're a victim of unplanned non-obsolescence.
Oh, okay, but then how do you explain my laptop not being able to run the latest games after only 2 years of service? (I bought it right before Sandy Bridge came out)
Also, there have been way too many articles on this topic lately. It's almost how about a year ago every second article had something to do with cloud computing...
"This is horrific news for PCs," said BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis. "It's all about mobile computing now. We have definitely reached the tipping point."
Call me back when a tablet can run my TF2 flawlessly and when I can upgrade it by changing parts instead of buying an entirely new tablet. How many times are they gonna call the PC market dead before they realize how essential the PC market is?
You can run even the latest and greatest Windows versions of Steam games via playonlinux
Enjoy your one frame per second!