This is more on a personal note. If you have been reading this blog, you'd know that I had plans to buy a Compal JFL 92 based laptop and go linux on it and say good bye to windows once and for all, when I go to Wisconsin for my Masters.
Well, as it turns out, the linux migration got expedited ! Special thanks to my colleague and cab-mate Smitha Narayanaswamy who inspired me to do it right off and guided me a lot with locating complementary tools on linux to fit in with the cisco workflow model which mostly is based on Windows.
Although there are a few requirements for which I need to resort to windows on virtualbox, I've mostly been successful in extricating myself out of that OS dependency.