Interested to see this open source solution being promoted ...
New service tracks missing laptops for free
Researchers have developed a free open-source laptop tracking system for laptops
By Robert McMillan San Francisco | Tuesday, 15 July, 2008
Lose your laptop these days and you lose part of your life: You say
good-bye to photos, music and personal documents that cannot be
replaced, and if it's a work computer, you may be the source of a very
public data breach.