Finally got a laptop! My old laptop bit the dust and had to be thrown in the trash can — literally!
Got me a Sony Vaio (VGN-N250E), which came with Windows Vista. Worked fine for a while, looked ok, but as usual with windows, you are limited as to how much you can configure the look and feel. Plus, in the week or so that I had the laptop explorer was constant crashing, and I had a couple of system crashes. Finally got Sabayon Linux installed and my wireless is working great. NO MORE VIRII for me.
Just thought I would share that with you!