It is all about Ubuntu at my house. GF owns a winDOHs laptop as a job (senior analyst for Shell) requirement but leaves it at work unless she has to bring work home with her or is telecommuting. All the rest of our computers run Ubuntu. I really really really don't want to downgrade to the closed source world where the virii and the malware lurk and where you can't exploit your hardware to the fullest. I seriously hate windows, and passionately so since W8 was released and then they stopped support for XP. I am retiring in a couple of years and want to try my hand at day trading to supplement my retirement income. Am I just stuck with web based apps? Any Linux traders out there? An inquiring mind wants to know. BTW I am brand new to this forum and I have only been researching day trading for a couple of months. Picked up Andrew Aziz's book which taught me enough to know what questions to ask and what books I might want to look into and other resources. This forum was one that he suggested. I am on a ship right now and hope to do some paper trading when I get home in a couple of months and try a couple of basic strategies just to get a handle on how things work. Obviously I need to resolve the software thing first, or else just forget about it.