Don't buy HP computers
dotancohen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 13:07:07 UTC 2009
> I totally disagree. If anyone has recently purchased a DELL with
> Ubuntu, they don't really support it either. I will see if I can dig up
> that post I saw about Dell but they /install/ it but that doesn't mean
> they really /support/ it.
Other than hardware support, I would never call Dell for support. I do
own some Dell equipment, such as the x50v handheld and an Inspiron
laptop. Both are fecal matter, though.
> I avoid Dell like the plague. I have had nothing but pain from them for
> laptops/desktops, but my HPs/Compaq's have been running FLAWLESSLY for
> years now. In fact, I have one HP (my MP3 jukebox) has an uptime of
> over 4 years now.
My power company doesn't even have that kind of uptime! I know that HP
is a good company, and I have HP equipment (just a printer at the
moment) but the point is that they do not support Ubuntu, the focus of
this mailing list.
> If you avoid EVERY vendor who won't support linux you'll end up either
> being without a computer or having to build your own.
Er, I do build my own desktops. Laptops are another story.
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