October 5th, 2001

Atacama

Here goes nothing

Time to throw all caution to the wind and install Windows XP.

I've got a Dell Dimension XPS R400 with an 850 MHz PIII. Peripherals are all relatively common, save for the OkiPage 4w printer that's almost given up the ghost, and the World's Cheapest Scanner, the $29 UMAX Astra 2010U that works about as well as you'd expect a $29 scanner would.

In an hour or two, I should know exactly how bad the situation has become.