I am fed up with W10. Period. I am not buying a new machine either. Tried Linux Mint, and for the first time ever I have no issues whatsoever right after installation - video works, sound works, even my scanner works after little research (not a small feat for Linux and me). I really only need a desktop for photo processing - pretty much everything else is done on an iPad. In the past, I've tried UFraw (too basic) and RawTherapee (a lot of potential, but in the end I think they need to remove one last letter from the program name to make it really descriptive ). Now I've tried Darktable for the first time, and I am very much impressed... so far. Here's a sample photo with sharpening, highlight recovery, and even some local edits (in RT I'd be swearing at the screen at that point). You can see where I hit a wall - the halo around the building created by the Highlight recovery, I tried to use local edits on that area, but found the DT approach to them very complicated. Anyway, this is far better than anything I ever got out of RT. 2013 Chicago with MMM-81 by BugsDaddy, on Flickr For dedicated pixel level editor, there's always the good ol' Gimp. I don't know yet how to calibrate my monitor, and honestly am afraid even to approach this. However comparing my computer screen to iPad, it seems to be very close - far better than the default profile in Windows. So, the question... anything else Linux and photography related I may want to look at ? Any decent utilities ? Tips & tricks ?