So there was some news announced on monday that will change the way that I work. My current preferred setup is to work on two laptops. My primary is a T42 thinkpad with linux installed. In addition to all of the normal development software, I run VMware with half a dozen Windows virtual machines. Different setups of Win2k and WinXP for testing software. My secondary laptop is a 12″ Mac iBook which I use for all communication type things. I’ve got a tricked out Mail along with IM client, IRC, Skype, and Calendar.
So the big announcement was that VMware is going to support OSX as both a host and guest VM on Intel machines. This will allow me to drop from two laptops to one. A single MacBook with a whole lot of memory to run all of my Windows and Linux VMs on one box.