Answer is simple.. One should work on a small patch application(like cygwin) so that one can use Linux based application in windows more friendly than ever. Why Apple is popular among academicians? do you think it is their safari or ipod? not at all all... it is OS X. Why google is popular among academicians? do you think it is their adsense or else? no it is their search engine that contian everything a person working in academia. Atleast this is what i think.. Well today Steve was quoting that we are only four year old compare to 12 year old giants! it is surprising, you need not to be one year old, you are already giant and know everything about futuristic technology. am I right.