Do you think Windows is worth the price, considering the existence of many free Linux distributions/versions ? I'm a gamer, and I do think Windows is worth it, since Linux doesn't have great native game support - games are rarely ported to Linux. The graphics drivers are also inferior in performance compared to Windows versions. Otherwise, I think I could go without Windows. Linux has many great applications, and while they are not always on par with the professional apps Windows gets, they are free and good enough for my needs.