reply to Badger3k
Re: OS X in a Windows world I would personally use a Windows VM on the laptop (I prefer VMWare Fusion, but Parallels is good software too), and operate mostly out of the VM unless there is something you *need* from the OS X side.
I currently use a Macbook Pro in our setup which is all windows, save for one lab of Macs. Which is why I have the MBP, to run ARD. Otherwise I try to operate from the Windows side.
How lucky am I to have known someone who is so hard to say good-bye to.