There is an excellent and extremely thorough article on the state of Linux gaming over on linuxhardware.org. It covers much of the history of gaming in Linux, what's available now, and what we can expect in the future. A very worthy read.
There's a great introduction to burning CDs under Linux on IBM's developerWorks site. It focuses on creating and recording CDs using command line utilies, and also briefly discusses configuration as well.
In this article this guy talks about his experiences with Linux in general and where it has taken him. He is now using RedHat 9 and seems to be pleased with it... now if only dep hell could go away i might use it ;)
"This document explains some of the new functionality to be found in the 2.5
Linux kernel, some pitfalls you may encounter, and also points out some new
features which could really use testing."
There's a lot of good stuff here, and worth checking out for a glance at what'll be coming in 2.6.
I got this info from looking around at Distrowatch and it looks cool... its name is Morphix and it has boot cd's that are very Knoppix-like in that they have every application known to man fit on the cd and then they have a lite version that runs on older hardware and "flies on newer hardware"... but more importantly they have a games specific version. Apparently they have just released new versions of these isos.
Apparently some mirrors have the gentoo stages for release candidate 4 up for download, but Gentoo's site does not mention it.
Novell has finally seen the light and is probably going to move to Linux soon. Well... more likely they probably have no choice.. but this will be interesting. Personally I would be in favor more of Novell if they did that; believe me.. I have spent some time on some Netware boxes that probably made me lose some hair.