I’m thankful to work in one of the most Linux dominated fields in the industry. But the rest of the world still uses Windows all over the place, so I do have to use it as part of my job. I recently made my life much better by installing Windows under Ubuntu Linux using VMware. Now the couple Windows apps I have to use are relegated to one virtual desktop on my Linux box.
The setup was mostly painless, but I did run across some very frustrating behavior with a couple of the Windows applications.