Hi, thanks for the welcome.
In the meantime I've installed Wine and already played Red Alert II Yuri and Diablo II LoD... where on my Lubuntu system I get screen tearing (must be ATI Radeon HD5800 issue in wine), I get a very good crystal clear experience. Must say I am very impressed. Mplayer also works like a charm.
I am loving commandline more and more. I intend on staying here. ^_^