Hahah, very well.
This might not be the right section, but will the fact that the laptop will be running on a new i7 (Sandy Bridge) processor and 8bg ram, compared to my desktop's core 2 duo and 2gb ram make a big difference in gaming performance?
In gaming, not much. The GPU will be the limiting factor by far. You'll probably notice the laptop is a lot smoother and faster in Windows, though.
I mean if you upgrade the desktop to 4 gigs RAM it'll probably show an all around improvement. Also depends on which core 2 duo you have in there. If it's a slow one (<2ghz) then it definitely is a limiting factor, but a good C2D isn't going to be much of a problem with the 460.