Linux is the preferred platform for 3D modeling
Linux is very common in professional 3D production houses. It’s stable, and some of the best 3D applications such as Alias/Wavefront’s Maya, Avid/Softimage’s XSI, and Side Effects’ Houdini run on it. The major graphics board vendors are finally putting serious effort into writing good Linux drivers. If all I did with my life was produce 3D animations, I’d be tempted to opt for Linux.