This Saturday, I downloaded the ISO image of FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE for i386. I burned the installation CDs and then installed FreeBSD on functor, one of my auxiliary laptops. I equipped functor with a 40GB harddrive and a PCMCIA ethernet connection. The X server seems to only let my screen display in 1024x768 resolution. Oh well, I will most likely be using it as a server that I SSH into anyways. I will be hosting some functions of matrix on ideal, my primary laptop, and some other functions on functor. I am of course still going to look for the reason of matrix failure. I used to utilize vector for backups, but it is quite loud and my roommate does not like it. This burden might now fall on the BSD functor, however, I really want to keep a playground laptop. Therefore this role might now switch from functor to vector. For the time being, tensor is going to stay as a Micro$oft machine serving my occasional need to use Windows software. Today is the first time that my four functioning, networked laptops are all running different operating systems: Fedora Core 4, FreeBSD 6, RHEL 3, and Windows 2000. 'tis a day for rejoicing.