"There was a time when I hated eclipse for being too complex and slow. Recently I learned to love it for taking so many annoying work off my hands."
"Best non-gui editor available. Not easy to get started with, but once you got started it gets more awesome every day."
"While firefox has been and still is my browser of choice, recently I'm not too impressed with the performance. I totally rely on lots of addons though, which would make the transition to another browser painful."
"Easily the best graphical email client available at the moment. Huge number of easily installed addons."
"I can't count anymore how often screen saved my work when my ssh session suddenly died. In some cases it lacks usability though."
"If you like to work in the terminal, you will love irssi. In combination with screen it even exceeds it's own awesomeness."
"I'm an IRC addict. Using Bitlbee I'm able to communicate via Jabber, ICQ and other IMs and still be using my beloved IRC client."
"Since I found LyX I use it for almost everything. It's easy to use and produces very well presentable results. In some cases you need to dive into some messy details, but it's totally worth it."
"A great piece of software. Even a completely talent-free guy like me is able to produce nice looking illustrations using inkscape."