K.S. Bhaskar on 13 Feb 2008 09:41:16 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Finding a motherboard with a BIOS that does not block CPU virtualization

Thanks, Amul.  No, we do not qualify as resellers.  We're actually
building ourselves some workstations for development purposes by
replacing the guts of old PCs (cost effectiveness aside - the cases
don't rust and replacing a motherboard and hard drives means the price
is low enough that we don't have to deal with accounting and asset
depreciation - there's a certain geeky retro chic in having high end
Linux workstations that have cases with labels like "Dual Athlon" or
Genuine Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition).  On the practical side,
any thief who steals one has to be totally clueless!

-- Bhaskar

On Feb 13, 2008 12:31 PM, TuskenTower <tuskentower@gmail.com> wrote:
> Brian,
> I believe Bhaskar is not reselling.  From a consumer perspective,
> NewEgg (especially the reviews) is the best.  Yes, you are right,
> there are motherboard differences and you won't know what you are
> getting.  On that note, NewEgg puts out more information than the rest
> of the consumer hardware sites.
> Bhaskar,
> I checked the reviews on NewEgg and both motherboards had reviewers
> stating that a BIOS update enabled virtualization.
> If you choose to go Intel, use an E6300 or above.  The only VT capable
> machine that I have heard hobbled by the manufacturer is the Mac Mini.
>  In the Intel machines that I have used (except my iMac), turning VT
> on is a processor option.
> Amul
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