Re: [TOOLS] Motherboard and CPU

Subject: Re: [TOOLS] Motherboard and CPU
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: Edgar D' Souza <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 12:45:04 -0800

Edgar D' Souza wrote:

Kevin, my 2c :
1. If the power supply is an old one, and an integral part of your
purchase, it might pay to check that the mobo you're buying accepts
the mainboard power connectors from that power supply. Been there,
been bitten :-)

But of course, Kevin could always take out a second mortgage (or scrounge coins from under the couch cushions) to replace an old power supply with one that is compatible with the mobo. A free tower case is still $40+ off the price of the components for a homebrewed PC....

Another great virtualization solution is VMWare - especially good if
you don't want to spend on a VT processor. A full license for VMware
Workstation 5 is available for US$199 (packaged distribution) and
US$189 (electronic distribution). (from

Hackers will also get a kick out of Cygwin--it brings Unix VM (and X-Windows) to Windows. What could be more fun? And it's free.

See and for a brief overview.

Ned Bedinger
doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com

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