My trusty and diligent Dell Inspiron 2200 that traveled with me all over the country died yesterday. I type this from my work laptop (brand new Think Pad that is stripped down right now) while I decide if I want to buy another crappy product from Microsoft, or go the Apple route. I am amazed that a company as big as Dell only offers a single, shoddy operating system.
Yes, it looks like it will be the low-end Apple Notebook. Twice as much, but I imagine it will be at least half the aggravation of dealing with the instability of Microsoft. Hopefully I will get back running soon.