Originally Posted by d10sfan
Also, this talk of upgrading systems and increasing requirements worries me, because the Linux performance may be subpar, due to faults in the game, and the devs just claiming you need a better system.

Hard to say in this case, but I upgraded my PC last in 2008, and even then I only spent 400€ for board, RAM, CPU and GPU*. Yet, that box runs games on Linux just fine (Civilization Beyond Earth, Pillars of Eternity, Book of Unwritten Tales 2, Broken Sword 5). It also didn't break a sweat with D:OS on Windows.

It's true, the EE won't work on Windows for me, as the GPU is DirectX 10.1 only. But I do not worry too much about running the Linux version. After all, the existing OpenGL version runs on a Mac with integrated Intel graphics! (So again, no reason to upgrade :-(.)
[*] 4GB, Core 2 Duo@2500Mhz, Geforce 9600GT