server specification.

Jerry gesbbb at
Tue Oct 13 19:34:36 UTC 2009

On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:45:02 -0600
Tim Judd (tajudd at replied:

>Certain OEMs (ahem, Dell) I don't pick due to it's known legacy
>support or Technical Support unsupporting an OS that they don't get
>paid for.  Even if it's a hardware problem, they ask "try to duplicate
>the problem in windows, then we'll be able to support you".
>I turn Dell down, when I deal with my customers.

I have had excellent results with both Dell and HP. In the case of
Dell, twice they have shipped over night parts I required that were
under warranty at no cost to myself.

I think it is a little naive to feel that a company is suppose
to support any product that they are not actively associated with.

There cheaper models do use quite a bit of legacy products; however,
the intermediate and top end machines are far better. They also offer
the customer far more ways to customize the product.

gesbbb at

The bugs you have to avoid are the ones that give the user not only
the inclination to get on a plane, but also the time.

	Kay Bostic

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