Most of what i use suits me fine. Acidrip/Handbrake/Thoggen for ripping my dvds to my drive, Devede to create movie discs from video files, Easytag for renaming and tagging of my audio files, Asunder/Rubyripper for ripping my cds, Abiword and gnumeric for basic word processing and spreadsheet work (or Openoffice is need, but usually fine), Seamonkey for browsing, email, and HTML editing, Firefox for other web-work, with so many extensions, GPRename for bulk file renaming, Tracker-search-tool for finding everything on my machine, Ktorrent does everything I need in a torrent client (even better than the windows ones), gPodder handles my podcast collection fine, Miro is great for grabbing all manner of free media with so many Channels to choose from, Rhythmbox is a great audio player/manager, Soundconverter is good for re-encoding my audio files, iriverter for re-encoding vid files to play on my iRiver, Evolution handles my other email needs and calendaring fine. I really don't have any complaints, except when the ball gets dropped with something, but it's usually sorted. Samba seems hit and miss at present, sometimes it seems to work fine, others, not so fine (annoying, but not crucial), but it only seems to be with ubuntu/Mint, fine with other distros I use. *shrug* Overall, much happier with my apps here than on my Windows box. On windows, I miss Ktorrent, Rhythmbox, and several others. Also, windows app menu is, frankly, unicorns. Gnome and KDE has the apps better sorted, and easier to find. I'm good.