update. Admittedly I am no expert with a linux based os, but after not but complications and headaches for several reasons like driver support, audio issues etc, I took the plunge and got w7 64. WoW? yeah this thing will play wow pretty damn well next to my old 915gm. It will play 360 games for pc(which is groovy cuz I have a ps3 and now i can get my ME2 on), older games like ut 2k4 and half life 2/portal at max settings. I still intend to purchase a high end graphics card but for an intermediary step on a $125 board this igp is pure sex. I also understand that the hybrid technology will boost the effectiveness of any compatible graphics card that you install in the future, meaning the igp isn't wasted after you upgrade
I will say again that I don't know much, but I love this igp and I'm glad I got an os that realizes its full potential. As someone else said, with a decent processor and ram backing this up, the 3300 is a great temporary solution. Of course it looks like you and I have already purchased and are using this igp, making any further speculation fairly moot, let's go play some games and let this thread die.