Some people ask me what I am developing on, so I guess I will post my hardware\software list every now and then.
I am currently using a Dell XPS M1330 with T7700 (they now have a penryn processor option...I missed out!) with 4GB RAM and a 160GB 7200RPM hard drive.
I use a Western Digital Passport external drive for my virtual machines (see software).
Vista 64bit SP1 enterprise edition
Office 2007 ultimate
VPC 2007 (for the virtual machines I use at work)
VMWare workstation 6 (for personal development and presentations I find it faster, and it supports 64Bit guests! excellent!)
Free Download Manager
Roboform (to manage all my passwords)
7-Zip for all my archiving needs (although every now and then I need winrar
Total Commander which is the most comfortable file manager I have used since Norton Commander
Snag It and Camtasia for easily capturing my screen for presentations or web casts
Skype to make overseas phonecalls (I use skypeout)
Acronis true image for backup
Winamp for my MP3 (I used to use musikcube, but it crashed too often for me to enjoy it)
Google toolbar (and google.com.au as my home page)
In the future I will write about what I have in my virtual machines -which is more interesting - what I feel is a must on a development sharepoint machine.