Ya'know, for being a Linux user, I have never really had a problem with Windows. I have never had a BSOD or a Virus. Never any spyware or stuff, either. I take care of my stuff and rarely have problems with it. (Software-wise anyway
That said, you talk & walk like a Windows user. That's not bad, and actually quite common, but its terrible for Linux. You have no reason to switch over. Who cares what your friends have? Just waste your time playing Oblivion or w/e, and I'll waste my time benchmarking JFS vs XFS and tinkering with system configurations. No, you can't install games on Linux. You can do it with WINE, but then you are getting terrible performance and completely missing the point. If you go into using Linux with that kind of a mindset, you're dooming yourself to misery and a weekend of 'why did I do that?'
Number 2, Linux isn't better than what you already got. I mean, keep it the way it is. I guarantee you will have problems with games. THEY ARE NOT MEANT FOR LINUX. MMO? What the heck is that? Oh, it's massively multiplayer online. Forget that too. Use Windows.
Number 3. Linux does not use a C drive. Why do you bring this up? Are you going to virtualize Linux? Then maybe, sure. You can also dual-boot if you want to. Maybe try a Live CD. Whatever floats your boat.
Number 4. Why would we waste time 'walking you through' a Linux install? What, you just want the kernel? Pick a distro, Google it, and install it. You like it? Give up your games. You don't like it? I told you so..
Number 5. Linux users use this great website. Its called: http://www.google.com/
I highly suggest it.
Number 6. Linux is nothing like Windows. Terms, usage, files, file systems, commands, programs... ITS ALL DIFFERENT. You can get flash player and MP3s on Linux, but this is basically where any similarities end. ITS A DIFFERENT OPERATING SYSTEM.
Now, time to stop sounding like a tyrannical zealot and ponder why Linux is great.
Number 1. You are FREE. Freedom. Do what you want. GNU/Linux = FREE. Windows 7 = $100 +. Linux Games = Free. Windows 7 =$ 50. Linux Software = Free!. Windows = ...$*. Change it. Give it to your buddies. Customize it. Make it dance. Download it again. Delete it. FREE,
Oh, by the way...have you ever read a Microsoft EULA? You CAN'T do this. Restriction here, everywhere. The GNU/Linux GPL? Do whatever...
Number 2. Its anything you want it to be. You can make yourself a fancy 3D desktop with flash and frills with all sorts of thrills. Windows start button is not even customizable without hacking it. Linux it's like: "I don't like that. I want it to say 'cheese' and be blue. Maybe you dont want one at all. Maybe you want it to do a dance for you. Didn't like that program? Change it the way you want. Hated the whole desktop? Try a new one. Or maybe just frankenstein it. Who cares?
Number 3. The command line. The CLI.
Number 4. Compiz.
Number 5. Drivers. It just works. Or if it doesn't you can make it work, usually. 90% of the time. You get all your drivers, for any computer you want...FREE...
Number 6. Spyware, Viruses, Adware, etc. Linux? You have to make one yourself, infect yourself with it on purpose, and run it as root to get one at all. There isn't hardly any at all in Linux.
Number 7. Unix. Power. Flexibility. Google it.
Number 8. Open-source. No secrets, no backdoors.
Anyways, review those and make a choice.