- some multi-IM client (Pidgin is rad on both Windoze and Ubuntu)
- some email client (Thunderbird, cross platform goodness)
- some photo manager that could upload to Picasa
So I installed Picasa for Linux but it I couldn't get it to upload to my Picasa Web account. Needless to say, I was disappointed. However, 2 sites were recommended for open source alternatives:
It's nice when things just work!