"4) Share a single mouse and keyboard with multiple
computers with different operating systems, each with its own
display, with support for copy and paste. Thanks to Synergy, the
most popular free KVM software switch out there.
"5) Recovering data from damaged media can be handled by several
Linux tools including some LiveCD, specifically built to help
recover data. Parted Magic, Ubuntu Rescue Remix, SystemRescueCd,
Foremost (data recovery), Ddrescue.
"6) If you are a blogger like me and enjoy using desktop client
over web editors, you will find these clients useful: Gnome Blog,
Drivel Journal Editor, BloGTK, Thingamablog, Bleezer, QTM."