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Experiences with new Mac Mini

Earlier this month I bought a Core i5 Mac Mini. It was quite an impulsive decision, partly influenced by the fact that it was a bit annoying frequently rebooting my office Dell desktop to switch back and forth between Windows and Linux. I have been using Linux for everything (like browsing, programming, creating Tex documents as well as for music and movies) since the last 4+ years. However, when I joined as a Grad student in CQT, earlier this year, my requirements changed a bit, which made be quite a bit dependent on Windows. I got involved in some device driver development in Windows, creating/maintaining several VIs in Labview and working in AutoDesk occasionally to coordinate with workshop technicians. Moreover the lab-notebooks were traditionally being maintained in MS OneNote. Since I am heavily reluctant to completely move away from *nix for my computing needs, I tried dual-booting my Core i7 desktop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10. Primarily I was using Ubuntu, but had to freq…

Back after an year

My last post was an year ago! Lot of things have happened in between. I had completed my Masters, majoring in Physics from IISERK, last May and have moved to Singapore to join the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at NUS for a PhD. My current work is on ultracold molecules, where we are aiming to probe quantum many-body physics in an ultracold Fermi-Fermi mixture of 40K and 6Li.