I know I've said this before, but VirtualBox kicks ass. It has that whole "it just WORKS" feel to it. I realise that repeating yourself is supposedly one of the hallmarks of a bad blog, but please indulge me this once; VirtualBox deserves your attention. The image to your right shows virtualbox running windows XP - I'm installing Qt4.4 in the hope that some of the bugs I mentioned in my previous post have been cleaned up.
I'm also compiling the latest KDE4, which is where a multi-core system would be really nice. Until then, I'll continue to struggle with my old box.