For those of us who have moved from Windows to Linux, there is little to drag us back to the Dark Side, but one thing that keeps me cranking up VirtualBox on my Ubuntu Linux machine is my addiction to Windows Live Writer. For Linux bloggers and those who cannot bring themselves to use another MS product, there is Firefox’s Scribefire plug-in, a very serviceable program but not quite on the scale of Live Writer.
Linux users also have access to BloGTK and Drivel. Drivel is okay if you have just a single site, but it is buggy if you do certain things with your blog, such as widen it beyond the template size. Drivel has problems connecting to Atom/Blogger 2.0, and when it does connect to Blogger 1.0 I always receive an error message telling m that I am not connected (even though I am connected…really…actually…sort of).
BloGTK? Don’t know, I have not been able to get it to launch in Ubuntu. I could probably play with it and get it to work, but have neither the time or the inclination. So, it’s Scribefire when I am strictly in a Linux environment, Live Writer when in VirtualBox on my Ubunta machine.