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Just some random curiosity. ^_^ If you've got more than one laptop, answer for the most recent of them.

Poll #1025656 Your laptop

Importance

It's your primary computer
20(38.5%)
It's your sole computer
7(13.5%)
It's just one of your systems
22(42.3%)
Strictly for work purposes only
0(0.0%)
is a perfectly cromulent word
3(5.8%)

For most or all of the time, what OS does it run?

OS X (Leopard, 10.5)
0(0.0%)
OS X (Tiger, 10.4)
17(33.3%)
OS X (Panther, 10.3)
2(3.9%)
Linux
6(11.8%)
*BSD
1(2.0%)
XP
20(39.2%)
Vista
2(3.9%)
9.x
1(2.0%)
95/98/Me/2000
2(3.9%)
Something else
0(0.0%)

How many OSs do you use on it? (Different versions do count)

Just the one
40(78.4%)
Two
9(17.6%)
Three or more
2(3.9%)

Do you use it for 3D gaming, eg Second Life?

Yes
20(39.2%)
No
31(60.8%)

What processor clock speed does it have?

400MHz or lower
4(7.8%)
Above 400MHz, up to 1GHz
5(9.8%)
Above 1GHz, up to 1.8GHz (single CPU)
20(39.2%)
Above 1GHz, up to 1.8GHz (dual CPU)
2(3.9%)
Above 1.8GHz (single GPU)
10(19.6%)
Above 1.8GHz (dual GPU)
9(17.6%)
Above 1.8GHz (quad CPU or better)
1(2.0%)

Graphics capability (yes, this is vague =:)

Prehistoric (eg Rage 128 or earlier)
7(13.7%)
Integrated Intel graphics (eg GMA950 in a MacBook)
4(7.8%)
Somewhere in the middle (Radeon 9700 Mobility or earlier)
19(37.3%)
Recent
15(29.4%)
Best of breed (eg Nvidia 8600M-GT)
1(2.0%)
No idea
5(9.8%)

It comes with you

to the office
3(6.5%)
to restaurants
0(0.0%)
in the bath
1(2.2%)
to parks/arboreta
1(2.2%)
by the bedside/on the bed
16(34.8%)

Longetivity - it's experienced

a fall of more than two feet
1(2.4%)
being left somewhere unattended by accident
0(0.0%)
having a drink spilled on it
1(2.4%)
some other fluid accident
0(0.0%)
being stepped on or run over
1(2.4%)
horrors you can't even begin to imagine
3(7.3%)
love
12(29.3%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
This thing goes nearly everywhere. It's my main computer for everything. I use it for work and I DJ on it. It will come to Burning Man for the third time this year.

One year I was DJing at an outdoor party and it started pouring rain. At one point, sheets of water ran across the table and got the thing soaked. I frantically tried to turn it off, but it froze in the on position. I yanked out the battery and waited for it to shut down. I let it sit and dry out for several days and it booted up just fine. It's been dropped and banged. It is covered with stickers. The monitor has only one stuck pixel and it was repaired one week before the extended warranty expired.

It's a great machine, and I will be sad when it finally decided to crap out on me.