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Debian AMD64
I'm sort of in the market for some new Intel Hardware -- I've been in the market for a new primary Intel box for the last 4 years or so, but for various reasons (almost all related to my inclination to wait for cool features) I keep putting it off. For a while it was 800MHz FSB, then it was Centrino, then it was Dothan, then I got the Powerbook. In the meantime, hardware keeps getting cheaper, and I could really use high performance Intel box -- my primary box has a pair of 750MHz P3's in it, which is hugely behind today's 3-3.4 GHz machines with their 800MHz FSB's. So the latest version of the waiting for cool features game goes like this: AMD64 vs (non-shipping) Intel64. This box is mostly going to run Debian, so the announcement that the AMD64 port for Debian is just about done got my attention.

Ironically, this hasn't been such a high priority for me since I got the Powerbook. Yes, I am popping X windows from the Linux boxes onto the PowerBook, and feeling the lack of speed that way. I'm accessing the existing Windows box via RDC, and that's also feeling the lack of speed. But mostly I'm happy on the Powerbook, except for two or three tasks. Now, if we were talking Powerbook G5, I might be in more of a hurry...

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