To be honest, posting here from the laptop under Linux was always more trouble than it was worth. Even though the posts were written from a console in lynx, with Emacs set as the external editor, still had to use Galeon to actually put stuff up. And this machine doesn't meet the minimum requirements by a long chalk. Used dillo for any actual browsing, but even that could drag heavily. . .
Since the install didn't trash the Win95 partition, grabbed PC-Pine and Lynx for DOS 386+ or Win32, along with Freemacs (a wee GNU Emacs clone), and am going to reboot into Windows and try to get them working.
Yes, I'm turning the Windows install into something Unix-like. No, this makes no sense whatsoever. Yes, I also got NotGNU Emacs Editor to compare with. No, I am not a geek.
Still thinking about going to see the only antidote that humanity will ever know. Not sure when they play.
That was almost too easy. . . Have to use IE for the actual posting -- this machine doesn't meet the minimum requirements for Mozilla or NS6+, either, and if you think I'm using 4.x, you're insane -- but other than that, it's all good.
And there is a copy of Eudora 3.06 here, so PC-PINE isn't really necessary unless I want that serious old-school feel. It'll go along with these email messages stretching back to 1997. Wow. I should answer some of those.
Update: Ah. Sylvia, as always, holds the answers to this odd behavior. And for anyone else planning such insanity, you can use your Linux/*nix bookmark and cookie files for lynx under Windows if you copy 'em over. Very handy for those of us who can't remember a zillion different passwords, and hate having to get them emailed. You will have to modify the lynx.cfg to accept persistent cookies, or at least un-remark that line. . . no, I'm not. Shut up.