I had just finished customizing my Arch box (Lintendo ), and I shut off both computers so I could see how fast each of them go from POST to login screen. All of a sudden my Windows PC gets a BSoD telling me that Ntfs.sys is corrupt. I know this could be a sign of a hard drive failure, but somehow I doubt it. Now, I mostly used this PC for things like Photoshop, Steam, and VMWare, but I know that with Wine and Linux, I should be able to use both Photoshop and Steam, and get a Linux native VMWare.
This might be the last chance Windows had for personal computing, as this PC was already the only PC in my house still running Windows out of about 4 computers I use on a regular basis (though there are about 18 total in my house, counting all of the old desktops/servers sitting in the closet, but I would probably use Linux on them, too).
The only other use I had for the Windows PC was SMB file sharing. I know there is Samba in Linux, but I have also heard about NFS. Any suggestions?