Linux is sometimes belittled for having inferior applications, but that's simply not the case. Take DVD rippers, for example -- a plethora of them work on Linux machines. With so many to choose from, which is the best?
I performed three tests on five programs: HandBrakeGTK, AcidRip, dvd::rip, Thoggen, and VLC. The first test ripped a minute-long bonus feature (Yoda and some clones rapping) from the commercial Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith DVD (I am a geek). I performed the second test with the same scene, but with libdvdcss2 (a DVD decryption program) installed.