Yes, It was my dream to ditch Windows and get Linux on my Home machine, After many years the dream has come true. I have OpenSUSE running on my system Now..... :)
Once upon a time when i used to play games, that time the Windows was necessary for me. But some recent developments just made me to shift my home computer to Linux.
What made me to install Linux on Home system........??
My home computer is not used for any gaming now, Nor any serious work. It's used just to browse Internet,Some document editing and Watch some Media. So essentially these tasks should be handled by Linux in a breeze.
Last week my Home machine's Windows got Corrupted resulting in a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death). One of Important file remained in the Windows Partition. So there was no other option than recovering that file before installing Windows. So i though of installing Linux in the empty Disc space. After Installation of Linux I got back my file, then suddenly I felt like why not Keep Linux on this system? I just looked into Linux deeply for the first time, And seriously i felt good. It looked easy to operate, there were enough options for the basic Home user tasks. Open Office for Office Suit, Firefox for Web browsing, KTorrent for Torrent downloading. The only thing Missing was Media Player with support with all Codec's. So i just tried on the web, Got VLC player. Installation was a bit geeky but easy with YAST(Thats the Installation manager for OpenSUSE). So i have a Linux system which does my basic tasks easily. Now i just need to Learn more about Linux so i can make better use of it.
OpenSUSE Now Running with KDE 3.5 in my system. Didn't install KDE 4.0 as it looked a bit too much of stuff for me.... :)
So the Mission Linux is ON..... Now have to get feedback from Users (Dad and Sister)..... The future of Linux on My machine depends on these users.