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This review is from: OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W FirePower Technology, Inc. OCZ550FTY Power Supply
Pros: Modular design, cool looks
Cons: Good while it lasted. I want to add to the number of people who are seeing these power supplies give up ghost shortly after the warranty period is over. OCZ seems to have found just the right number of years to offer the warranty for. Powered the PC well while it lasted - 4 years. I can see electrolyte leaking out of caps through the power supply grill.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nice IPS monitor for the value. Good build.
Cons: Lack of color temperature setting. Access to DVI and VGA connectors in the back a little difficult; Dell could have provided a little more room
Other Thoughts: Good value for money. Display is comparable to U2312HM. Lower price means you gett less frills like the built in USB hub, no display port connector and less menu options like color temperature setting. Great everyday monitor.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Link Depot PCI-1GNT Network Adapter(VIA Chipset) 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45
Pros: None, it did not work!
Cons: Although the Link-depot and Via claim that this NIC works under Linux, it does not work as advertised. I run the latest Ubuntu release 6.10 which runs kernel version 2.6.17. The driver supplied on the cdrom that came with this adapter says it is comaptible with 2.6 kernels, but it does not complile. The driver that comes with Ubuntu Linux also does not work and causes the machine to freeze up every time the diver gets loaded.
It does not seem to be compatible with Linux kernels 2.6.X as claimed by Link-depot and Via. I have searched the web and found several reports of this card not working under linux distributions such as ubuntu, puppy linux, fedora core and debian. The general consensus seems to be to stay away from the Via velocity chipset if you are using linux. This might get fixed in the future. There seem to be some patches in the works, but my network upgrade can't wait another six months.
Link-depot and Via are providing useless drivers for many of us who are running 2