There's some truth to what hes saying though. I setup a little video box for the living room, nothing special in terms of hardware but adequate. I put Windows 8 on it and ran Xbox Media Center through it, lots of performance related issues with certain skins and video playback. The same thing running a Linux distro with the same applications has yielded no problems and is in fact what I'm sticking with. The deficiencies in most games between platforms are driver related.