So the fan in my other laptop conked out and I'd been having having problems with it overheating. At first I was going to get a new fan for it but it was starting to get pretty old so instead I just got a new laptop.
So far it's pretty damn good. It's much faster and has a much bigger hard drive. The only problems were some trouble connecting to the internet which was fixed with a call to my University's IT services and I had to install Open Office because this only had a trial version of Microsoft Word on it. Only I'm glad I did because it's much better. Plus, I need to ...*ahem* obtain Photoshop again, and I forgot to back up the brushes and fonts from my old laptop. Oh well, it'll be a fresh start and I can always mess around with GIMP until I get Photoshop again. Once I get some time I'm going to give Linux a whirl and see if I can't switch from Vista.