Unfortunately, there's no way my current big WU is doing to make it down for this FaT; current estimated completion time is about four hours after the deadline.
A power blink about a week ago that shut my rig down for about 8 hours and pushed me out of the "window" for the FaT. I knew about it up front and tried to get my TPF down, and actually did reduce it enough, but it took so long to do that I lost all the gains I got and am back to finishing after the deadline.
I will say that running Ubuntu native is rather nice. At some point, I may setup a dual boot on my machine.
At least I'll get a few points down with my laptop.