Last week, I was tasked to take cover my niece's birthday party. So with my trusty ole Canon 350D DSLR, I was off to a shooting spree. I had the camera always set to RAW since you never know when you get that single amazing shot out of millions of shots. After the party, I had it transferred to my brother's Ubuntu machine for processing. Unfortunately, GIMP does not understand RAW images and the only recourse was to use dcraw, a command-line to process RAW images. It is ok if you only have a handful of images to convert before sorting but if you have hundreds, it'd be easier to select which ones to convert.
Anyhow, I finally found a tool to take on this job and it is aptly called Raw Studio. Whilst I have yet to install it but based on the information on the site, it looks powerful enough for my needs – at least whilst I am away from my Macbook Pro. :)