These days my preferred platform is Linux.
Switching from another operating system may seem a little problematic.
One of the most common problems is availability of applications.
I prefer tools that will allow me to do the job regardless of which operating system I'm using.
Here's a list of some applications that I use most often when switching between platforms.
|Text editor||Atom, Sublime Text||vim|
|System status||htop, glances|
|Media format conversion||Handbrake||ffmpeg|