Well I suppose you could include it here, since it is kinda what I meant i.e. open-source OSI use Free BSD
The only way i use linux is just to recover some datas if something goes wrong on my windows and i don´t have other option then i use it... otherwise is just a waste of HDD space/time for me anyways i have some respect for that OS.
and yeah am not a linux fan
I used to use Ubuntu for stuff like that too.....until I came across System Rescue CD Its dedicated for this purpose and packed with a LOT of system tools (see list) for all sorts of stuff like data recovery tools, partition editors, admin tools etc etc.I usually only use it off live CDs/USB Keys for PC repair type stuff.