I'm addicted to linux since i first used slackware in 1996. First, i did the whole router-dialin server stuff to learn with, then when i went to business, i used linux for our internet server projects.
Since 2000 i'm using linux for my desktop experience as a gnome and fanboy, gentoo replaced slackware and SuSE for me as the perfect distribution to work with, for servers and for desktops. Compiz and Xgl did it's best to push linux right next to Mac OSX and Windows compared to a great UI experience... Yes, i also know ubuntu, debian, redhat, ... I also know freebsd...
I am not a "just only linux is the best os" user, I also use windows since a long time and i am developing windows software for our customers since 2000.
I stumbled upon wine some years ago when i first tried to use our windows software on linux. Since then, used it for several things but not really often.
Now, due to the great work of the community and due to codeweavers, we are some step closer to some type of "cross platform" windows software usage...
Since 2016 I am mixed between MacOS as desktop machine, FreeBSD and Linux as server systems.
We're rebels. We're misfits. But mostly, we're software liberators. And we're very, very good at what we do. We have to be. Lots of developers work with open source, but only a tiny fraction of those are good enough to get software that was designed for one platform to work on another one. We invented CrossOver software - a unique approach to cross-platform compatibility that does not require dual-boot or another OS license. We launched PortJump to help app and game developers broaden their market beyond Windows® users. And we launched ExecMode to help organizations solve really ugly technical challenges.