The old year is passed and for me it is a time to leave old things that have become like weights holding me back. So here is a last huzzah showing how I used a 386 Laptop with Win3.1/Mini Linux for the last 20 years: Sending email vial AOL 2.5 (still works). Dial-up Bulletin Board access. Using Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) to connect to the Internet (cisco configured locally for SLIP connection). MS Works for documents, spreadsheets, databases. Turbo C++ for programming. Parallel port CD and Archive connection. PC Tools for maintenance. Finally, Schach, a DOS chess program.