My windoze laptop died horribly last week resulting in most of a days work lost and 48 hours of damned reinstallation of Win2K, drivers, patches etc. (Thanks for the help Andy!). I know, I should use Linux or OSX instead...
One nice thing that hit me; all the Java and web stuff I use (eclipse, mozilla and anything Java) just worked like a charm after the reinstall. However pretty much no wiindows programs are usable. Every program has to be reinstalled from scratch. Especially anything from Microsoft. So I've no Office or FrontPage.
Anyways I needed to view and work with some HTML and word files so thought I'd give OpenOffice a try. Gotta say I'm very impressed. So much better than I expected. Also I really like the WYSIWYG editor for HTML; even nicer than FrontPage. I think I've found another tool I'll be using quite a bit. Time to get back to hacking..