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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%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hm, LJ's email-a-comment and I don't seem to be on speaking terms anymore. I wonder what I said to offend it.

Did you have to explain the cause of the Versa's demise to anyone?

Thankfully, no. I had enough trouble explaining it to myself. ^_^

And the luggable did survive. There was some hinge damage that kept the screen from standing upright unaided, rendering it even more unportable than it was to begin with -_^ but it worked for several years afterward.