Originally Posted by Mussels
WINE is definately not a perfect solution. not all games run it, and you definately cant do directX 10. Last time i used WINE (last year) it was stuck at DX8.1, couldnt even use SM3.0 - which is a requirement for a lot of modern games.
Pretty much, on top of WINE is not an easy thing for a linux noob to start making work.
Ubutunu, Fedora and Knoppix are all really easy distro's but like said before, just call MS, might be a pain but it will be much less work in the end.