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  • Glad to here you're head to grad school. I'm sure that you know that CVS (or your versioning system of choice) and LaTex are your friends (if you go thesis that is). I've been meaning to whip up a little something for the grad students in the department I sysadmin about the virtues of CVS and LaTex.

    I've seen way too many folks use MS Word and it goes wiggy (yes, that's a technical term ;-) when it gets large.

    As for laptops, I just bought a Thinkpad 600e for about $440, it'll end up being around $50 after I finish upgrading the memory and shipping it. I would think the iBooks would still be a bit peppier since the 600e is only a PII 366. Good enough for my brother to use to surf the net, email, and goof around. In fact, I bought the exact same model for my sister and mom. I wasn't brave enough to load linux on it for them, I went with win2k.
    • CVS I know well. :) LaTeX and I are not acquainted, and unfortunately as my school goes away from UNIX more and more (with a consequent decline in quality of education) professors who might have used it in the past seem to be disappearing. I'll definitely look into it, though.

      They seem to provide an MS Word template for my thesis; I hope I don't have to use it, because whether I use LaTeX or not, I prefer to stick with free software as much as possible.

      I had Word for Mac go wiggy on me a few years bac

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers