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Weeelllllp I'm about to start college as a compsci major and I'm looking for replacements for my 5 year old desktop. I'm planning to get a combination of a netbook and a gaming desktop, mainly because I like their price, battery life, and portability, and I'd like to get a desktop because I love gaming. I can build, maintain, and repair computers, and I used to keep up with the latest hardware. I haven't kept up recently, however, and I have a few questions:
1) Which netbook should I get? I've got my eye on the Eee PC 1000HE, but should I hold out for anything new on the horizon? Should I just wait, period, and see if the price drops? The economy did drop everything about 20% right now...
2) What are the hot new mid-range desktop parts? I can salvage my old desktop for everything but a motherboard, CPU, GPU, and RAM. I'm hoping I can create a new mid-range computer out of those parts for less than 600 or so, or maybe even less than 500 if possible.
3) I mentioned compsci major because I was wondering: are there any computers/operating systems out there that benefit that major, and why? I hear Linux is good for programmers, but I've never actually found out WHY.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you guys could answer some of my questions.