Emachines are the Suck (for Windows)
I have posted several times about my emachines computer. It won't let me install XP Pro because the hardware is incompatible without emachines special version of XP home. I am robbed of 5GB of hard drive space because emachines requires a 5GB back up section. It comes with a trial version of Norton Security something which tried to deny me access to gmail and any secure (https) website and it turned off my Windows firewall.
Overall I have spent more time configuring this than I spent getting Linux to work.
I am no longer an Emachines fanboy.
From now on it is Apple laptops and Mattern PC desktops for me.