My setup: Windows XP Tablet Edition

Dan Benjamin of “Hivelogic”:http://www.hivelogic.com recently wrote about “his software setup”:http://hivelogic.com/articles/2006/04/17/setup_part_ii. Even though he uses a Mac and none of the software he mentioned would be of any use to me, I was intrigued by the idea and inspired to write a similar post of my own. Actually, I’ve been working on this post for a while but I’ve decided to break it down into pieces so it looks like I actually do something around here. :)

Before I start to talk about individual programs, I’d like to say a little about my computer. For the past couple of months I’ve been using a company-issued “HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC“:http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/321957-304452-306995-304455-306995-457948.html. I was a bit skeptical at first about the whole tablet thing, but I must say it adds another layer of freedom to personal computing. I always have the option to flip the lid up and use it like a normal laptop, but it’s quite useful being able to take notes and refer to my documents or the web while I’m up walking around.

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Upgrade to Firefox 1.5

Upgrade to Firefox 1.5!

Firefox 1.5 was officially released on Tuesday and has already received some rave reviews. I’ve been using it in various beta and release candidate stages for over a month now and absolutely love it. Mozilla has really outdone themselves with this release.

If you’ve been using 1.0+ it’s important that you upgrade to keep yourself safe from ever-increasing security threats. The new auto-updater in 1.5+ will ensure that you always have the latest version, but the upgrade from 1.0+ to 1.5 is still a manual process.

Never heard of Firefox? There’s never been a better time to get acquainted. What are you waiting for?