[CentOS] Best Motherboard

Fri May 16 00:13:35 UTC 2008
Guy Boisvert <boisvert.guy at videotron.ca>

Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, that's possible.  They could have big contracts with VARs.

I saw some Dell workstations with special models of Asus mainboards, 
which are not supported by Asus!  You have to rely on the VARs for support.

Guy Boisvert, ing.
IngTegration inc.