Re: The hard side is having to interact with people that still use Windows.
"'you wont be able to read raw mode images on Linux:"
I have a long list of things that people have told me that I can't do in Linux.
It includes :
RAW photo processing - even my very new (at the time) Canon 450D was supported within a few weeks.
Software control of camera via USB
3G dongle - no problem
1080p/50 video editing - no problem
Hardware accelerated 1080p/50 video playback - CPU % hardly changes from 'idle'
Serial/USB adaptor - driver already installed
Multiple monitors - no problem