Originally Posted by toddrtownsend
I'm not out there yet [but will be April 15, woo hoo] but right now I have a work laptop, a Mac at home, and an older Compaq laptop that is mine. Besides iTunes
I don't keep much on any of the machines. I have a 1GB thumbdrive I keep what I need on.
Also, if I want a more failsafe, I send myself an email with an attachment and save important documents on gmail's server.
I am looking at getting one of the larger flash based external harddrives. And perhaps an ipod. I back up what little I keep on all three machines and I back up the flashdrive regularly.
For the penguiny lurkers, my laptop has a small Win2K slice on it [for a side job], the rest is Xubuntu, very fast and up-to-date as well. I had Slackware on it, but I didn't have time to hand dig everything. I miss it but it is gone.
Ok, you now have my attention
Have you thought about an Eee PC? They're small, light weight, low power consumption, and cheap to replace if you have to. Plus they come with Linux (Xandros or you can install Eeebuntu) preinstalled.
Oh, as for the WinXP slice? Who needs it? Load up Virtualbox or VMWare and run it in a natvie mode.