At work, I use a Wacom Intuos.3 for image manipulation in Photoshop. At home, I have a PC running Ubuntu 8.10 and would like to start doing some work with a tablet. I know that there are a lot of software tweaks and bumps that need smoothing out in order to get it to work "just right". I am fine with it and prepared for a little frustration.
However, if you have had some experience in this area, all input would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to recommend other input devices or software successes that you have had. I was planning on just running GIMP, but am up for other suggestions.
Thanks in advance.