Edit: Wah!Cade looks neat but I think it has to be run in X?
I looked at that a while back, not really realistic if its XWin only, I did use another one on my 'Test Bed' before receiving my RPI (cant remember the name) but again, XWin only! Yeah, its a pretty neat video to use for MAME intro (especially if your of an age where TRON is a 'Classic'). That's why I haven't ever fully converted to Linux, EMULATORS! Most are not as good/plentifully as Windows versions and Linux doesn't have a good alternative to DAEMON Tools to run 'Virtual Drives'.
Whelsy, man, I really like you, but this is too much! Repeat with me these FACTS and please don't be spreading mindless ideas around again:
-Most emulators are open-source projects. Most emulators are compiled for GNU/Linux systems. Of course, the interesting ones are ALL on Linux.
-Since emulators can be run in lightweight GNU/Linux enviroments without Xorg backends and closed-source binary drivers (Intel, Nouveau...) on every arch, even using KMS/EGL/GLES like RetroArch does, input/video/audio lag is almost gone (GPU is "fenced"), while you're in lag-land in Windows enviroments.
-Daemon TOOLS to run virtual devices? What about emulators loading ISO images without any problems? Who needs that crap-ware Daemon thing? You CAN use the mount command on an ISO image, even on anything as exotic as an Apple HFS floppy image, so stop claiming crapware. There's no need for such thing on GNU/Linux, we have the same functionality just way better implemented.
Whelsy: you can use the command line, you can make shell scripts, you can use your mind, I have read your posts for months and I KNOW you're an smart guy who is always trying to help people around here with a patience I don't remotely have. So, please, think before you post these things... Windows has made enough damage already. It must come to and end.