>> Actually this kind of service is available to anyone through CFI
>Custom Factory Integration - YAA for CFI (Certified Flight Instructor,
>Customer Furnished Item, CAD Framework Initiative are just three others
Or the tech support line, CFI care ...
>And what value of anyone are we talking about ?
>manage to get Dell to CFI an American keyboard for me - the reptile said it
>wasn't available but I bet if I'd wanted 1000 notebooks it would have been
of course, Dell are a profit making company you know. For them to ship you a
single non standard keyboard; bills of materials have to be made up, new
part numbers requested, deviation request, yada yada, engineer time (believe
it or not)
>- don't suppose you could find a set of U.S. keycaps for an
>I8000 Stephen ?
>That's one thing I find rather annoying about Dell server pricing - AFAIK
>they charged the same to install W2K or RH on a box, despite the
>considerably lower cost of a retail box of RH and the fact that the work
>Dell is the same in either case i.e. blast an image onto a disk.
not anymore, no. When Redhat was offered as standard at first the prices
weren't changed. But were soon after ... Images like standard Redhat,
microsoft, novell etc. are not image blasted onto a disk... The methods
employed are quite likely to be company confidential though ...
>> If you want you can have Dell put Broin OS on
>> a few thousand systems, just send in an image and a large Euro note...
>Hmm - the biggest Euro note in my pocket is 200 - I take it I'm shy a few
>zeroes :-) ?
just a few, and no decimal place please. (wow EUR200, what colour is it ?)
Bear in mind these are simply my own personal opinions, dell don't like
scruffy people like me representing them in public arenas ...
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