I've gone through some recent threads about the imminent demise of XP, and have decided to at least do Linux as a dual-boot option, if not full-bore. I do have some concerns that I couldn't find addressed. Laptop is Dell Latitude D620, T2400 CPU @ 1.83 GHz w/ 2.99 GB of RAM (not sure on speeds), Mobile Intel 945GM graphics adapter, Intel Pro 3945ABG Wireless network connector.
1. I should be able to use most Linux distros with my hardware setup, correct?
2. One concern is gaming. Will WINE run most Windows games? Specifically I want to know about Torchlight 2 and Age of Empires 2, as we play these games quite regularly at home over the LAN.
3. What are some good resources for catching back up on Linux? I last messed around with Red Hat back in 1999 (?) and liked it, although never really delved deeply into it for a variety of reasons. My subsequent systems have all been Win98SE/XP machines.
Thank you for your time