So, I was at this Operative Systems talk yesterday; they were giving a quick intro to a practical we have to do during the rest of the semester, and suddenly I realized "man, I seriously need to have a notebook to really work with this shit". So today I went and got myself a nice commodore with Intel i3 (two cores, with hyper-threading it emulates four; it's kinda the same as the pentium D i have in my desktop computer, from what I understand the architecture is more or less the same, except they added 1MB more of cache -dunno how it was distributed, I don't think they implemented it with a level 3 cache though, so it's probably just like ol' pentium D except that it works with a 64bit set of instructions), 4GB RAM and a 600 GB HDD, which is more than I could ever use. Especially now that I'm going to turn my desktop into a home server of sorts so I can centralize file storage and maybe run a couple of tests here and there.
So yeah, I'm very happy with my new toy! It came with Win7 but I'm probably going to install Ubuntu just because it makes shit easier. This semester I have to program a client/server application that lets you manipulate a file system on a remote machine on Linux (and honestly I don't even know how we are to do that, but oh well) in C (oh boy) plus I'm working with Java and Ruby for another class, and some Python scripting for work.