After being a hard core Windows person for many, many years I said goodbye to Windows and have changed all of my operating systems to Mint. So far I haven't found anything that I can't do in Mint that I could do in Windows. As a matter of fact, in many cases Mint does things better. And now I've also installed Eclipse for my add-on development and that has been one great upgrade for me. I'd recommend Eclipse to anyone doing add-on development.