Better living thru VMWare
For our last trip to India, we didn't want to lug two laptops around. So I backed up my laptop using Ghost 9, and then ran VMWare Workstation, and imported the backup image into a vmware session, and copied that to my girlfriends system.
Next, I installed VMWare Player on her system, and loaded the image.
Here comes the fun part. While we were travelling, we would visit an internet cafe. She would plug in her laptop, and power up. I'd fire up VMWare Player, and find out the IP address that it got assigned.
Then I'd visit another workstation, and fire up MSTSC (Terminal Services Client), enter the IP address of the VMWare session, and my username/password and voila! I was using my old laptop virtually!