I started a thread last night concerning an upcoming 6-9 month backpacking travel stint in South America. One of the recommendations I received was to setup a base computer within my home in the states and remotely access it from abroad. The idea was to have the base computer run many of the automated tasks for Tweetadder, Friendadder, Scrapebox, and Bookmarking Demon. I have been surfing EBAY and it looks like I can pick up some fairly cheap PC labtops. My only concern is that they would have enough resources to run all of these programs continuously. My problem is that I have been using Macs a bit too long, and would like to get your thoughts: 1) Do you recommend labtop or desktops as a remote computer? 2) What is the minimum processor speed and ram and hard drive you would recommend to run the above programs. 3) Do you have any other recommendations? I appreciate the help!