Berto Kraus writes: "As one of the most tech-oriented students in my art-oriented faculty, I'm usually the one with the laptop. This causes frequent requests from other students to read mail, check some site, or connect it to the projector to project a file from their Flash drive. For the sake of my privacy, the health of my laptop, and my own peace of mind, I'm reluctant, but telling them to go to our building supervisor and ask him for a desktop-on-a-cart, (as they should do), is considered rude and unfriendly. One thought that came to mind was to dual-boot Ubuntu or have a Linux-on-a-stick. Another was to embed the computer in my skull. For many reasons, both are not ideal. So I'm asking you, insightful and funny Slashdotters, what would you do to keep your PC personal, even at school?"