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Re: Slides for last night's talk

From: Chris Smith <chris(at)interspire(dot)com>
To: phil(at)chu(dot)com(dot)au
Cc: sydpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Slides for last night's talk
Date: 2006-05-08 02:13:37
Message-ID: 445EA951.1060600@interspire.com (view raw or flat)
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Philip Rhoades wrote:
> Hey guys,
> 
> 
> On Thu, 2006-05-04 at 16:42 +1000, Gavin Sherry wrote:
> 
>>On Thu, 4 May 2006, Tim Allen wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I've actually been struggling a bit with a "no-one ever got fired for
>>>buying Dell" attitude here, which of course excludes Opterons by
>>>definition. I have sometimes wished I _could_ fire someone for buying
>>>Dell :).
>>
>>Some of them should be. I've had some awful experiences with Dell -- just
>>terrible quality equipment and poor support. I do my most to convince all
>>customers to buy other than Dell now.
> 
> 
> 
> We have changed over the last few years from Toshiba laptops to Dell
> Laptops.  Desktops have been white boxes I have built myself but we are
> now evaluating Dell desktops.  I have heard horror stories about Dell
> before but our (limited) experience so far has been quite positive -
> even on the home laptop front (not me) - I assumed they would put more
> effort into the corporate area.  We have had a few occasions when they
> were there the next day to fix things, no questions asked almost.
> 
> Any more detail from people here?

I think most of the experiences here relate to their servers & their 
(under?) performance rather than laptops or desktops.

-- 
Best Regards,

Chris Smith
PHP Product Manager
Interspire - The World's Best Selling Webware
http://www.interspire.com

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