Got a new work laptop, the DELL Vostro 1400 (the one with T5270 and Windows XP). This configuration runs better than what I have with Vista. In the midst of meetings, configured this box with OpenOffice, VirtualBox and CentOS as one of the guests. The guest install of OpenSolaris b79a failed for some reason, during the partition selection and install phase. Need to debug it one of these nights. As of now, the current setup keeps me going.