Over the last couple of months, I had gradually decreased the number of computers in my office to just two (well, computers that have X86 architecture anyway), and I decided that I would like to have a new amd64 based machine. I priced out the cost of just building one from components, and found that I probably couldn't do better than the HP a1310n, so I just went out and bought one. I've purged the windows infestation off it, and installed Fedora Core 4 on it. I've got a number of projects that can benefit from its high speed, including goofing around with MythTV and Asterisk. I got the ivtv driver working on my WinTV PVR150 MCE card and even have accelerated X running on it, so progress is being made. Last night I had some difficulty with Asterisk, the ztdummy driver that provides timing information seems not to load for reasons that escape me. But the hardware seems to be quite nice, I only wish the onboard video had NTSC outs, then this machine would be ideal as a front end for MythTV.
Well, I spent $40 for the Windows Mobile 5 upgrade for my Dell, and it's been a pain in the ass ever since.Â Apparently I'm not alone, since now Dell officially lists a downgrade for the Axim: yep, it's back to 2003 SE for the little guy.Â Maybe it will stop blinking its stupid LED, draining its battery, and just being a pain in the butt.
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