update on hyperthreading system for cgf

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Mon Jan 24 18:11:00 GMT 2005

On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 12:22:19AM -0800, Brian Dessent wrote:
>>         - People who've built systems themselves said or implied Yes, by
>>           (A) using spare parts along with new CPU, Mobo and Memory, or
>>           (B) replacing/upgrading an existing machine, or
>>           (C) making an existing machine dual-boot.
>>         - Those are apparently unacceptable options
>>         - People who've bought systems are hard-pressed to meet that price point
>>         - WinXP Pro costs $128 to upgrade to, even more if new
>>         - Not meeting the $400 price point is unacceptable
>I'd say that's a false characterization.  The way I read it, cgf more or
>less asked, "Does anyone know if it is possible to get a full, complete
>system for the current donated amount ($400)?  It would need to be a
>real computer, not a barebones system that requires extra parts.  If not
>that's okay, it will just take some time for more money to accumulate." 
>In other words, not meeting the $400 price point is far from
>unacceptable, it just means more time will have to pass.



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