I actually found a great blogging tool for Linux. Outstanding this is.
The name of the program is blogilo and it is as sheen a piece of work as there is out there. I have it running on my Ubuntu system and it works as nicely as I can hope for.
So this is another reason that you ought to go out and look at weaning yourself off commercial software. I defy anyone to tell me how a decent linux distro is inferior and to prove it.