jimstrailer: There have been many reports of the ze1250 laptops freezing up after a bit. It appears to be fixable with a BIOS upgrade, but if I remember correctly, you can only upgrade the BIOS through windows. I set mine up by resizing the NTFS winXP partition down to 12G with the Mandrake 9.1 boot disc. Then I installed RedHat 9 on the newly freed up space. (Debian did NOT like this laptop at all) All hardware runs great, though you have to specifically tell it that you're using a 1024x768 LCD in the display settings, otherwise it sticks you with 800x600. The only complaint I have with it so far is the fact that it sucks the battery down way too fast. Going to try to get speedstep stuff working on it.
Hope this helps.