I finally did it! Yes!
I went and bought a new laptop! (And what were you thinking?!)
Okay, it’s not exactly state of the art. It’s a Toshiba. Celeron 1.6 Ghz, with a 128 MB ATI Radeon X200 graphics card and 1 Ghz RAM. Before any of you starts off on why I bought a Celeron, etc., etc…. well, I happen to like them!! Hmmph…
Well, the real reason is, I was severely constrained by my budget. I needed something that could run my games, therefore lots of RAM and a graphics card with pixel shader was essential.
Anyway, all that comes later. Right now I’m in the very painful process of installing all my programs and transferring data to the new computer. Of course, my backup CD-RW has chosen the right moment to conk out, creating a few minutes of panic…
Wish me luck, folks.