For the beginning of the Fall 2004 Term, and before, each of the software packages that I described in these handouts was tested on on as close a platform as possible to the official LTU student laptop. Since I have been unable to sign the laptop agreement and the agreement is not planned to be modified until mid 2006, I have no suitable test platform.
I remain committed to the laptop initiative and its aim to teach each student how to use their laptop as an education and research tool. I will continue to draw attention to software of importance to technical students. The ideas that the laptop can be
For integration with a Windows XP machine, I suggest you to seek advice from the Cygwin, Sourceforge and Active State Web communities.
As always, I appreciate your comments and corrections.
John M. Miller M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Revised April 10, 2005