I bought a laptop from Circuit City
this afternoon, that will cost me $600 after the mail-in rebate. I've been wanting a laptop for trips, but I could never bring myself to spend over $1,000 for it. On the other hand, I didn't want a machine so anemic that loading Windows would be a chore. To compromise, I got a low-end machine, and will install some flavor of Debian on it. I've got some Knoppix ISO's already, but I may give Ubuntu a try.