And the side panels are on
By tdh on Jan 15, 2007
And it is dead quiet. I went ahead and removed the Silicon Image controller to see if it would help the network connectivity. I.e., Solaris had network connectivity when the card was not there. I kept the Soundblaster in though. The network came right up. Funny that.
I put the last case fan back in and slide everything back in place. I'm about to turn off this desktop to swap places between the two. That will also let me hear how quiet it really is going to be now.
And before too long, adept will be dualbooting into WinXP and Solaris. I'll want to keep the WinXP there for a bit to grab anything I didn't either back up or transfer. By the way, I copied my Steam games onto USB HD and then onto kanigix. I found my steam account password and the games started right up. It isn't on my start menu (under all programs), but a quick shortcut onto my desktop and all is fine. I can't wait to try the Lost Coast demo again. I want to see the stuff I couldn't see on my old machine.
Getting rebates at NewEgg was dead easy. You take your Item # and search the NewEgg Rebate Center. Be sure to get the rebate forms close to when you order, although I've read NewEgg's customer service can help you if the forms are gone.
My plan with adept is to get all of my home network services up and running on it. Once I have them configured, I'll nuke the Red Hat Fedora Core 4 partition on mrx and have a x86 test box to play with. I'm intrigued by the stuff that Doug Scott is doing to How small can you make OpenSolaris.