When I first decided to try Linux it was because i was sick to death of constantly haveing to re-boot/re-install windows because it got all messed up for some reason. Also because I felt that there was no way for me to actualy see what the problem was and possibly fix it, I knew that whatever problem I solved with reinstalation would undoubtedly come around again, sooner rather than later!
The only thing that was holding me back from Linux was the abillity to play games like Quake3, RTCW etc. I have since discoverd that this is perfectly possible as versions of those and other games are available for Linux. I am wondering what fears other people may have (or have had) about Linux so heer is a short poll! :)