holtzm at cox.net
Tue Mar 24 16:50:36 UTC 2009
On Mon, 23 Mar 2009, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> CLIFFORD ILKAY wrote:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> I KNOW it's deliberate policy at Dell to simply not support the machines
>>> they sell - with Ubuntu or Windows.
>> That has not been my experience.
> That has been my experience with 'personal' bought machines.
> That has not been my experience with 'business' bought machines.
The time is ripe here for a little Dell story. A while back my
stepdaughter bought a Dell laptop. Within the warranty period it
developed a problem. Dell told her to ship it back for them to diagnose.
She did and Dell contacted her to say that it was biologically
contaminated and they would go no farther and would ship it back to her
via some method (which I forget) that is used for contaminated goods.
Dell told her they found a *spider* inside the laptop. It made no
difference that the guts of laptop was never opened while in her
possession. As far as Dell was concerned that was the end of the story.
They wound up sending it back regular mail and she had to get it
I'm thinking about buying a laptop but it sure as hell won't be a Dell.
A day without fusion is like, a day without sunshine
If it smells it's chemistry, if it crawls it's biology, if it doesn't
work it's physics
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