I bothered to read the instructions for VICE on Debian, this weekend, and installed and got the C64 emulator working okay, on my desktop system. I've used the Windows port before, but found it a bit unstable, and not worth playing with. The Linux version seems very stable, and even sounds good!
I could just take my old C64 out of the loft and connect it to my nice TV in the living room, but it would take up lots of space, and it would clutter the room up too much.
If I ever win lots of money, and can afford a nice big house, then I'll have my old C64 set up some where properly so I can play the odd game now and then.