Originally Posted by Saiyr
There is, but stuff still needs to be ported often...unless it's been ported within the past few weeks, OpenOffice still has to be done by a bin install in Linux64.
You might want to PM snorre or read some of his posts about the Ferrari, as far as battery life is concerned. Life depends a lot on what you're doing, but that goes for both the Athlon64 and the Pentium M. You'd want an Athlon64 to be ready for Longhorn, although there's no set date for that. Since you were looking at the 9860, I'm assuming you have the money to buy a Ferrari, so look for a 3400 (I don't think PCTorque has it, just the 3200). If you can use Linux to take advantage of the 64-bit, you could go for it now. If you can wait, you may want to wait.
A half hour battery life I think I could deal with, and buy an external supply if I needed for it, unfortunatly I am not so sure I can deal with the lack of performance, still deciding though.
I am curious about the 3400, any clue on a date for that one? I imagine it may be what AW chooses for their AMD64 also if it will have PCI-e since that was mentioned. Unfortunatly I need to order at the latest by SETC in march, possibly earlier so that I have it to do my interviews with my portfolio on it at SETC. See what happens though.
PS No money to buy a ferrari, this is going to be a buisness investment since i essentially hire myself out as an independant contractor for half my jobs I am willing to invest the money though and make it last a long while.