When you start shopping for a new computer or laptop, chances are that most of the models available to you will come readily equipped with the latest version of Windows or macOS. With the latter being limited to Apple’s own pre-built machines, the choice typically comes down to Windows and Linux. Most gaming enthusiasts recognize Linux as the operating system (OS) found in cars, home appliances, smartphones, and other devices. Unless you use your gaming PC for nothing else aside from gaming, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind when choosing an operating system for your laptop. In this guide, we explore the strengths and weaknesses of Linux to help you decide whether it should be used on a gaming laptop.