On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 5:44 PM, Guy Boisvert <boisvert.guy at videotron.ca> wrote: > > The only downside is that sometimes, it takes time to get them. It's like > Tyan has problem producing enough for market demand. > Actually from my understanding its sort of the 'opposite'. Market demand for white-box motherboards has gotten less over time as the 'cost' of selling them has gone up versus buying a finished built system from a VAR. So companies like Tyan etc make more money making the boards indirectly for VARs than they do from selling their own boards. Its sort of like the car engine companies of the 1900's. As time went on they made smaller and smaller batches of specialized engines because the companies they had sold them to either bought them up or just had them make large batches of Ford/GM/etc engines exclusively. -- Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"