This illustrates one of the problems with "legacy devices." I'll be running on Win98, instead of a "more modern" OS, for three reasons. Win98 takes less memory and has a much smaller footprint, making it a much better choice for a notebook with a potentially dodgy battery (and living in flyover country). It also has built-in parallel and serial ports. Most importantly, Win98 is interoperable with other hardware that I have, like the flatbed large-platen scanner with the sheet-feeder attachment. Unfortunately, the manufacturer of that scanner decided not to offer XP drivers.
So, while I'm parked in front of the TV watching a DVD tonightprobably Blackadder or Dr StrangeloveI'll be busily installing software. Perhaps, by the end of the weekend, I'll even have time for another blawg entry.