In the market for a new computer and just curious. While I'm at it I might as well ask you this question as well: Should I get four cores if ubuntu does support it? I am purchasing a laptop that will probably remain tethered 90% of the time, so the power issue does not matter to me. I will probably be doing a little bit of gaming. My most resource intensive program will be virtualizing vista/7 in virtualbox, and possibly playing a game within that virtualization. So, what do you think? Thank you.