Heya, > just thought id throw my comment in about the newsletter and the > reference to dual processor systems being cheap -- they always have been in the US. > > not so in Australia ... in fact, I don't know anyone who has one > except for businesses running Microsoft SQL Server (and that's P3 Xeons). In fact, every computer store I've been to doesn't sell or stock dual processor motherboards. You can get them, you just have to ask. My first BeOS machine I got was a dual processor PII-350's. Was very nice. When I bought my new machine though I went with an AMD machine and there was no dual processor boards for it. But there is now, you will of course pay a premium for a dual machine. But I think they hold up longer than a single processor machine before you feel the need to replace them. Cheers David -- Bombeck's Rule of Medicine: Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.