My old gig has been diverting me lately but I haven't forgotten where I'm pointed.
The weekend was productive. I installed a CentOS VM on my Windows 2012 machine. CentOS is quite different from Ubuntu but in doing some reading I decided it was best not to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, but to instead go to CentOS. It is the free LINUX that is based off Red Hat. The install went off pretty well.