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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%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm quite delighted to see I'm no longer the sole moist network addict. ^_^

I just keep Hyzenthlay on one corner of the bath, which gratifying has flat edges about 1" wide, such that it's sitting on a large right angle. Connectivity arrives courtesy of the WiFi router in my room, power through the AC adapter, plugged in just outside, so there's only 24V DC actually within the bathroom. (I could just run off battery, given I see around four hours on a charge, but (a) watching video cuts that in half, (b) I sometimes have baths longer than that =:)

I did once get a tiny splash on Mouse, the old iBook - more of a large drop of water than a tidal wave. A quick removal of the battery and some drying later, and all was well. Ironically, Hyzenthlay's delete key doesn't currently work, not because of bath water, but a drop of condensation in the bedroom as I slept one night. (Seems there'd been some condensation taking place by the windowsill, which eventually found its way around the boxes there, ultimately succumbing to the allure of gravity. So little there was almost no trace of it on the keyboard, but a few droplets on the case itself)

Ocelot and Bunny have both taken nice drink spills, though. ack. Not something I'd recommend experiencing. Still, in both cases, taking them partially apart and dabbing up any visible liquid, then letting everything dry for a couple days, yielded perfectly functional PowerBooks.

Wonder what I'll call the MacBook Pro, when I can lay my paws on one.. sort of tempting to transfer the monicker, if I sell Hyzenthlay in the process. Maybe "Frith", given that may be my reaction to seeing its SL performance. =:)