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  1. Cue "open source is communism" argument.
  2. So I don't end up paying microsoft a huge fine. You are more likely to irk them by charging for the disc than for simply giving it away. They don't care about the discs, they care about licenses.
  4. Did he break off the entire part, or chip it? What color is the part? How many contacts did it have connected to the motherboard?
  5. Since you're not providing them a license anyway, why not just give them a copy of an XP OEM disc.
  6. No. Won't fit physically, and wouldn't work anyway if it did fit.
  7. ATI disagrees. You heard wrong. Heck, Aero is based on DX9.
  8. Relevant entry is probably the one that describes it as a video thumbnail.
  9. There is no 64-bit Windows XP Home. There is a 64-bit Windows XP Professional. Performance in some applications is improved a bit. Performance in others is degraded, and a few simply won't run. Driver support is still not good. There is no compelling reason for most users to move to it.
  10. No, most foams used for ESD prevention are conductive. They still have a relatively high resistance, but they are conductive.
  11. The foam is usually made of a reasonably conductive material. It prevents the build-up of localized charge on the board. Stand-offs are a better solution. Connecting them all to ground is not required (or clear acrylic cases would be fairly useless), but is preferable. Better grounding is better. For vertical mounting, yes, pulling the motherboard tray from a case seems like an easy and effective solution.
  12. SLI will complicate the issue quite a bit. Are you really sure you want to run SLI? What price range are you looking for?
  13. Make sure the drive configured as Master is at the end of the cable, and the drive configured as Slave is in the middle of the cable.
  14. Technologically, yes. As long as other conditions (like you having phone line laid to your house already) are met. However, a lot of telecoms are not willing to sell such "naked" DSL packages. You need to check with the company.