Sorry but the force is stronger in the long run.
It migh be easier to just kill people instead of pushing them to attack you first but in the end game, you will have better powers.
But of course, playing with both side is the best suggestion. My only advice is to try to always stay on one side. If you want to be good, be it all the way, else you wont get all the awesome rewards. Same if you want to be evil...
Ok, so the game ran decently on my iBook G4 256MB RAM, 1.2 Ghz, 32MB video, blah blah blah.
But: the navigation completely went to pot whenever my characters got out into wide open spaces with lots of NPCs.
I bought more RAM, tripled it in fact. THIS DID NOT HELP.
So, I'm guessing I got jilted on the video card side of things.
This is what System Profiler says about my video card:
KOTOR is pretty graphic intensive, and RAM or VRAM really has little to nothing to do with it. Rather, you'll need a decently modern GPU, and the Radeon 9200 won't cut it. I would suggest Radeon 9600 and up (the GeForce FX200 _might_ be playable).