I had taken some cool photographs using my digital camera. My previous installation of Windows 2000 had gone bad, so I reinstalled it. One of things that happened was that I misplaced my Cammedia software that comes with my camera. Olympus would not supply the software online. They asked me to contact an Olympus dealer.
Linux came in very handy, I was able to read my photographs using Digikam. See the screen shot below
I guess this is just one of the many good things about open source.
Check out digikam. Also check out the screen shots at Digikam ScreenShots