February 19, 2002

Windows XP wins the day, so sad

Sigh. I hate to admit this (really), but I had to put XP back on my laptop. Linux runs the laptop's battery down way too fast, and I don't want to be tethered to a power socket all the time. XP can drive the box for about 2 hours 30 mins on a full charge; Linux sucks the box dry in about 45 minutes. (And I have to confess -- those ClearType fonts sure are nice.)

Thank God for Cygwin -- I've still got my favorite GNU tools and command-prompt. They've even ported XFree86.