mine's a Gateway and it works just fine for me. i can stalk you guys with no problems at all.
my daughter has a mac and won't own anything else. i also have a desktop but it was custom built for me by my husband. i use that for backups when i have too many top secret documents on the laptop.
no, i take tons of pics - about 500/week and they're all still on here along with several thousand songs and i'm not slowing down yet.
my husband uses those industrial dells that you can drop and they keep going. they weigh a ton, though.