I’ve spent most of the night getting the Toshiba laptop up and working with Windows XP Professional. It came preloaded with the Home edition, and I’d been wanting to use the Windows UNIX tools, but they required XP Pro to run. I figured I’d be in for a short path of upgrading.
I was wrong.
I had to re-install and reconfigure all kinds of things — my Microsoft Bluetooth mouse, my wireless network card and my regular network card… waaaaay much work to get it all working again, but it does appear to be functional, and finally doing what it’s supposed to be doing.
Now, perl and all the rest of the UNIX stuff is available on the laptop — cool, cool, cool!
Tomorrow is the Brew Crew trip to Chicago……