Yup. Cheaper than movers, even if gas costs upwards of $700. Trying to save as much $ as I can right now. And I didn't want to deal with a week window when my stuff might be delivered. Ugh. Also, I hope to have a little fun along the way.
(It was a hard decision.)
Er... not anymore. I hired ABF u-pack now. About the same price as doing it myself considering gas + hotels.
Anyway, all this Mac v. PC stuff has to end. Ubuntu on my Lenovo T61 ftw.
(Ha! I wrote this before I saw Def Leppard's comment. Two against... well, everyone, apparently.) BTW, XP has protected memory management. It may not be as strong as *nix's, but it's not that bad, actually. FWIW, I've been running XP since alpha and I've had one BSOD, and it was really the hardware's fault.
Reach: I've had two Dell laptops, both Inspirons, and they've both sucked. The worst problem is overheating. So I'm done with Dell, but I wish you luck on yours! Hopefully they've learned how to engineer a laptop that doesn't transfer as much heat as greenhouses gases currently trap in Earth's atmosphere, with the global warming and the ice caps melting and the GLAVIN! (Dells and me get along like positrons and anti-neutrinos. *snort*)