[CentOS] [Off Topic, kind of] eMachine model T5254

Bob Taylor bob8221 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 17:26:30 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 14:41 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On 6/10/08, Bob Taylor <bob8221 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Best Buy currently has an eMachine on sale for less than $300.00
> > without monitor. I didn't see any recent complaints on


> HW guru I am not. Linux guru I am not. I have a suggestion for you,
> which I believe is a valid one: Take a Knoppix Live CD (that you've
> previously tested on another box and know  is working properly) or a
> CentOS Live CD, with you to the store. Boot the box with it and see if
> the HW works with Linux, before you buy. Preferably, do this on *the*
> box you are going to buy, in case the HW in the floor sample and the
> one you are going to buy are not identical.

Sheesh! Gotta get my brain working properly! I should have thought of
that. Still thinking I have a dial up Internet connection.

> Sounds very cheap and I'd
> like to have one too.  Does Best Buy let one bring something back, for
> a refund, within a certain number of days, if they are not satisfied
> with the product?

Dunno. I would presume yes.

Bob Taylor

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