Monday, April 17, 2006


Just found a pretty slick e-mail client to replace Thunderbird. I didn't like how slow it was, and didn't like the way it was becoming a free version of Outlook Express.

Enter Sylpheed-Claws. It looks the same, but it's a lot faster. I don't see window redraw issues when I move the thing around, and it's not laggy at all. It uses GTK-2, so I imagine that it compiles on pretty much any platform (as long as you have gtk2 installed), Windows included.

It respects your .signature file just like Pine does.

In other news, I wish I had kept that sticker that came on the bottom of my laptop with a Windows XP - Home edition code on it. I wonder if I can call DELL to get the one they gave me?

This would be helpful because I need to install a version of Windows under VMware to play online poker, and XP Home is a little smaller than Pro, and my laptop came with XP Home installed on it (so I had a key, and the legal right to use that software).

I'm pretty sure this isn't going to be a fan favorite post.

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