No, it’s not that I am Russian-Orthodox (and it that case I’d be two days late, anyways). I am getting my purchased-specifically-for-Longhorn notebook tomorrow – finally. The manufacturer has kept us waiting for longer than they initially promised because apparently they’ve had some very strong demand for their boxes. So now I’ll have a very busy weekend installing stuff and I just hope it all works out. Specs: ATI Radeon 9600 / 128 MB graphics, 16.1” screen 1600x1200, 3.0GHz P4/HT w/ 800 MHz FSB, 1GB DDR RAM, 60GB HDD 7200 Rpm w/ 8MB cache, DVD+RW drive, 802.11 a/b/g wireless and then the usual stuff. That should be enough to do some cute and smooth Longhorn demos (and actual work).
Update: ... all that if DHL would be as quick to ship from Cologne to here (50km) as they are from Dublin to Cologne (where the package currently hangs out)