I have also been using Linux for quite some years (starting in the days where having an up and running X server was a good week of hard work?) and have since then tried to use Linux for photography ? these days, I run Ubuntu for it?s ease of use.
I still remember the times when I was staying at my past employer office (nearly) every Friday overnight to download, install and learn Linux and programming. That days, I could only dream about broadband at home. The time is running
so too fast!