Picasa Web Album works regardless what OS - just need an internet connection.
I have always supported Google - I like what they are doing and think their email is best web based email one can get. Google talk is also a nice thing and works with linux thru jabber. Only thing I don't use is the Google Desktop - I don't care for any Search Desktop type program in windows or linux. I uninstall them immediately, I know how to find my stuff and don't need another application installed to do it.