The New York Times has a story that implies that Circuit City has been building “fan” sites for DIVX. I wouldn’t put it past them. Again, I say that DIVX is a terrible deal for the consumer for a wide variety of reasons. The most distressing is the model it sets up and the precedent it establishes.
I spent several hours yesterday doing maintenance type tasks on my home workstations. I then went on to install PowerPC Linux on one of the stations. More on this process later. Not terribly user friendly. I wouldn’t recommend it for casual computer users yet. The x86 verions I’ve played with in the last couple of months have been easier to install.