So I have finally talked my sister into trying GNU/Linux on her Sony VAIO laptop.
It had Win8 preinstalled.
I've installed Linux Mint 17.2 on her 30GB SSD. The thing boots in seconds and works perfectly. Every single thing from bluetooth to Sony touchscreen worked out of the box. I didn't have to install a single driver. It works wonderfully on her laptop.
And I've been messing around with it for the time that I visited her.
I installed BOD GOG version using WINE 1.6.2. It installed without a problem. Runs great without any bugs both in OpenGL and 3dfx nglide.
Even mods work great.
BODLoader installs and works great through WINE.
Blade of Light ENB or any other wrapper type ENB doesn't even work on Windows 8 but it works on Linux Mint.
Gorentity Blood Mod only installs through BODLoader and works great too. Although standalone setup doesn't run in WINE for me.
I'll test some more mods and report back but so far the game runs Platinum through WINE