Doing Windows

Windows XPMy new custom-built HP Pavilion 701 is great, and I’m very impressed by Windows XP. I had some inscrutable problems with Outlook today, and after scratching my head for a while I decided to try XP’s System Restore feature, which allows users to easily “remove any system changes that were made since the last time you remember your system working correctly.” I hit a couple of buttons, and one restart later, I had reverted my system to its state from this past Saturday, and the Outlook problem was cured. This is brilliant stuff. Of course, it would’ve been more brilliant if my original problems with Outlook hadn’t ever happened.