Would I regret buying a Celeron based laptop?

My old Toshiba Satellite is officially dead and I need to replace it. I saw a deal for a Dell Inspiron 1300 for $499, but the big red flag for me is the 1.6 Ghz Celeron processor. I always have it my head to never buy a celeron, but I don’t want to spend a lot of cash on a new laptop.

I really don’t need much power on a laptop, as it only used for internet access and VPN access back to my office. My Toshiba P3 1ghz has served me actually quite well for what my needs are. The other plan with a new laptop is that I will be running Linux on it exclusively.

So I ask the question, would I regret buying a laptop with a Celeron?

XP and only one wireless access point

I’m looking help from the blogoshpere for a way to have XP only connect to my wireless access point.

I do not want the user to have the ability to see other available wireless networks and more importantly I don’t want them to have the ability to connect to wireless networks other than the one I configured XP with.

Scenerio: The computers are part of the management offices of apartment complexes. We will have 1 wireless router and 3-5 computers per location. Being that these are apartments, there are usually quite a few open access points within reach of the leasing office. And somehow my users are getting associated to these ‘other’ wireless networks. My biggest support issues right now are them calling up saying they cannot print anymore to a printer in the office and I find out they are connected to ‘linksys’ instead of the one they are suppose to be. I simply have them re-connect to the office WIFI and remove the rogue AP from the preferred list to get them back on their network.

For the record, the ‘Automatically connect to non-preferred networks’ is not checked.

What I’ve tried: If I stop the WZC service after the computer boots up, that prevents the ‘view available’ functionality, which is good and allows for continued use on their wireless network, but if I disable the service completely, wireless networking does not work at all upon reboot.

How can I make XP only work with just one access point?

MacRumors.com : Macworld San Francisco 2006 Live Updates

MacRumors.com : Macworld San Francisco 2006 Live Updates

Editors Note: Of the three sites I used to monitor this event, the Macrumorslive site was the absolute best. Kudos to them for a well thought out design to handle the load. With the other two, I experienced many unloadable pages through the event. Macrumorslive never experienced a hiccup, and there updates seemed to be more current than the other two.