I just disproved that. The HD in amsu, the only original part of the original amsu T23 body, hardcrashed yesterday. Try to power it up and it goes tick-tick-tick-tick-tick, which I guess is a Bad Sound for a HD to make.
So I stopped at CompUSA on the way to work this morning, slid it in, booted the FC3 minimal boot CD, installed a minimal system onto it, then restored my backup, and am now using yum to restore my list of RPMs. Looks like I'm getting a kernel upgrade out of the process as well.