I had never used Linux before rooting my DX last night. That easymd5 option is the easiest one for you. Just follow the instructions.
Make bootable cd or usb drive with provided program (usb drive must be fat32)
change boot order at startup s...
There servers have crashed at high volume shopping days before. The days after Christmas were a pain, so it seems possible. Everyone probably opened their new NC yesterday and were probably trying to buy stuff at the same time.
Dont be so fast to dismiss the NC processor as the WIFI Tab doesnt have the latest and greatest processors either.