But will Linux be compatible with my everyday devices????? For example, will it be able to detect, install, and run my digital cameras, printers, etc.????? From what I have read Linux lacks on the gaming field (sucks right??), but is it capable of running windows software/programs???? Or is Linux incompatible.... like Mac and windows???
You shouldn't have a problem configuring your devices, especialy with a complete distro like SuSe, Fedore, or Ubuntu to name a few. They autodetect most everything without a problem.
A few games (most notably the Unreal Engine based games) will install naitivly in Linux, but sadly, most mainstream (DirectX) games do not.