During my stay in Venezuela, searching for a development environment that didn't weigh a ton and take too many valuable blinkcounts to load, even on the Pentium 4 workstation I was using there with a full giga of memory (the popular "open source" IDE will go nameless for the moment, since it is pretty damn useful and unavoidable on many projects), I came across... Konqueror and Vim! We'll have a lot more to say about vim 7 on other posts. For now, Konqueror... awesome!
OK, it seems like a week or so, but I got back to Buenos Aires on Friday, at three o'clock in the morning.
Since then, I have had a welcome back asado with my family, have (wiping a tear from my eye) wiped out Slackware on my AMD64/SATA wonderbox (after a suitable dvdbackup), and put up a spanking new Ubuntu desktop. Got the nvidia card drivers in through synaptic (nvidia-glx - by the way don't forget that nvidia-settings is a broken package, it is actually installed automatically by nvidia-glx, just install the latter and you can do <alt-F2> and just run nvidia-settings)