This site is maintained by a member of this list and is an excellent resource for installing and configuring Fedora Core releases. Even though I've been using Linux at home and at work for years now, I still use his guides because they're so well organized and simple to use.
There probably aren't many configuration/installation issues you're looking for that aren't covered here.
About bouncing between Windows and Linux... I haven't used any version of Windows newer than Win98, and haven't used that in a long time, but it would be nice to have more Linux games available. I used to like the RTS games like Command and Conquer and Red Alert and Warcraft 2 and etc. and missed them when I first switched to Linux. But I got over that and have saved a heck of a lot of time and money by not buying and playnig games. And I never missed the instability and lack of security of Windows.