This is an odd topic for my first real post at TFF, but I'm always curious about this. How many of you use Linux as your primary OS for your personal computers? There are a lot of flavors of Linux out there too! I tried out Ubuntu (Debian Linux) in 2003 to see what it was like. I set up a dual-boot machine with windows, feeling that if I ever needed it I could always switch over. The funny thing is that now it's 9 years later and I still have never looked back. I use only linux. The assortment of open source software meets ALL my needs and the stability and customization of linux (specifically ubuntu) makes it an OS that I can see myself using forever. Well, at least until corporate canonical screws it up. For the record, I use a computer for a LOT of things. I do a ton of writing, both professionally and personal projects. I do website design, and also work with a lot of graphics. My core set of tools and software I use daily are: Libre Office: This is a highly developed word-processor that I've found to be more functional than MS word. (I'm sure may of you use it. Formally known as OpenOffice) Inkscape: This is a vector graphics illustrator. At first look, it appears a little bit "basic" but once you get used to it, it will meet all of your .svg needs and then some. GIMP: I don't care what any of the haters say. It is better and more actively developed than Photo Shop. Very powerful graphics program. I also love: Filezilla Openshot stiardict leafpad ect ect ect Although it is not necessary anymore, I've learned my way around the command-line. It is so much faster to do many common tasks with just a short command in a terminal. I've created a series of scripts for stuff I do most often, from video formatting, to MP3 encoding to file-backups. So, anyone out there also use linux? If so, which distro and what are some of your favorite tools?