Casey Crookston asked about remoting into the cloud: >>So, twice in the last four weeks my hard drive on my laptop has been fried. >>I can go out and get another laptop or hard drive, but it's only a >>matter of time before this happens again. My idea: find a way to develop on the could. >>Ideally, I would have access to my own virtual Windows desktop on which >>I would have all my development tools. Hi Casey, How about a teeny tiny little cloud? ;-) I'm thinking more like a home network where you could put a largish drive in a cheap tower box, tuck it away in a 'safe' location at home, and load your software and development system on that box. Then use your laptop as kind of a thin client to remote into the hidden tower. I spend most of my days sitting at home with a laptop remoting into a workstation physically sitting on the company backbone. The Workstation does most of the heavy lifting. I'm using the laptop as nearly a dumb terminal. HTH, RonL.