1. The computer that runs the AMT Console (Intel AMT Commander) does not have to support AMT. Any computer with .NET 2.0 can run Commander to control other computers. Intel AMT Commnader only runs on Microsoft Windows right now, but working on making it work on Linux later this year. 2. No. If you use Intel AMT Commander, any Microsoft Windows computer is ok. 3. I don't know. You could look at Intel BadAxe2, but that only supports AMT 1.0, so you don't get all the latest features and I am not sure what video cards will work in the two PCI-E slots. Anybe others can answer this. 4. AMT is generally OS independent, but yes, look at www.openamt.org for documents. 5. Not really. You can use Telnet or Hyperterm as terminals for AMT, but it is not very good. I suggest you use IAmtTerm.exe from the Intel AMT DTK.