lol. sorry for that. i did not intend to be rude or too
short, but i see the question you had as a windows-
minded one; one of many which i have learnt to
not ask in the past weeks; where windows needed
updates and patches to work right, as far as i have
experienced, linux really does not need to be updated
unless it is broken or if the user wants new features.
as for gaming, directx can be done without; many
games have linux-installers, often created by third
parties. check here
for many games which will
work on linux. good examples of new games which
work on it are neverwinter nights, unrealtournament
2003 (+ the normal ut), quake 3 arena and many more.
apologies if i came across as too strong.