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donnerjack From: donnerjack Date: March 9th, 2004 10:26 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Oops.

One of the guys I work with has that, was totally un-advertised at Best Buy for a good couple months there. I must say, for an e-machine, which I normally scorn to the depths of my soul, that thing is damn sweet. Actually, for pretty much any laptop, it's damn sweet. HOWEVER! Major caveat, we have not been terribly succesful getting any flavor of *nix running on it. I've been teaching him the ways of BSD, and neither 4.x nor 5.x will even complete an install on it, etc. I think he's got one of the linux distros on there now, but it's still extremely flaky. So if you want it for a Windows box, it's hella sweet, if you want to put *nix on it, you might want to consider waiting a while, since I've heard the issues he experienced are endemic to a lot of the AMD64 boards.