Life Hacker released their top ten linux apps....

Over at Life they have collected their LH Pack for linux applications for 2010.  It's a pretty cool list of tools we use often also.  If you haven't tried Wine or VirtualBox we highly recommend both of them especially if you are just trying to switch over to linux.  It will make your life easier and keep you from having to go cold turkey on any of your beloved Winodows applicaitons.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.