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  1. Currently building a media centre pc for my son using this Shuttle XPC SG33G5. Its a lovely box which has plenty of headroom to increase performance. His main requirement was to have a triple boot system. I've loaded XP SP2 , Leopard 10.5.2 and Linux(OpenSuse10.3) in that order using Acronis OS selector as the multi-boot loader. I'm pretty new to the OSx86 scene and this build is only my second. On my initial distro install for the Shuttle I used the iATKOS_v1.0ir2 dvd. A good leo distro but found after install that video was only at the standard vesa 1024x768 so no QE/CI. No Ethernet and no sound. A quick search on the forum found a fix for the Lan problem. After a few days searching it became clear that there was no easy fix/patch for either the sound or video. My initial install was always going to be my starting point for further experimentation so I decides to re-install using Kalways's latest dvd( Kalyway_10.5.2_DVD_Intel_Amd). Installed it using 9.2 vanilla kernel option. This is another excellent dvd which installed in less than 15mins. This proved to be a real result as both sound and ethernet now worked out of the box. Still no change on the video front but that is going to be easily fixed by installing a compatible gfx card such as the MSI 8600GT 256MB GDDR2 DVI HDMI which can be picked up in the UK for £57/$114. The system seems to be running fine and stable. Like most OSx86 dvds the install only provides a base application installation so using Pacifist I was able to bring the software build up to the same level as my son's Macbook Pro. We are both very pleased with the results so far and thank all out there on OSx86 scene for bringing us to this point. Current Shuttle XPC spec: Shuttle SG33G5 Intel G33 + ICH9DH Chipset Intel GMA 3100 Video Realtek ALC888DD Hi-Def audio Marvell 88E8056 100Mb/s and 1Gb/s Eternet Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Optiarc AD-7191S 20X DVD±RW/DL/RAM