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Old May 10, 2009, 11:27 AM
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It was actually the availability (well, and the price) that sold me originally. Some of the Zotacs have better features, but the Atom is the best for ~$100, and seems easy to find (and PM).

Oh, another note, though it probably won't apply, is that if you're going Linux, a number of distros have trouble with the GMA 950 GPU on the ATOM board, specifically as it pertains to OpenGL. I tried Ubuntu 8.10, 9.04, and finally 8.04 before I managed to get it working OK. I tried the newest drivers, newest MESA, the whole nine yards, but there was nothing that would make it behave in either 8.10 or 9.04. Ubuntu 8.04 worked fine from the get go--go figure.

I can't think of any other problems off-hand, but I'll try to remember to check my build log at home and get back to you if I can remember any other negatives.
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