On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 17:20:15 +0000
Aidan Delaney <adelaney at cs.may.ie> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm sure a good proportion of us buy some of our servers and
> desktops from Dell Ireland. I've recently had problems getting modem
> drivers from them and am wondering how we can end the driver misery
> for the future. Between us all there must be a reasonable purchasing
> power to warrent being listened to. HP, IBM and several other
> vendors have made noises about providing proper GNU/Linux support on
> their desktop machines. Can we get Dell to do the same? All I'm
> looking for is source to (win)modems but I'm sure others are not
> happy with the support for some of their network cards etc...
>> a) How much (if anything) have you bought from Dell in the last year?
Nothing - because they wouldn't sell it without Windows.
> b) How many sales (if any) have Dell lost in the last year because of
> their lousy GNU/Linux support?
I had a specific requirement for 10 high-spec laptops with either linux
installed or no OS installed. I have had no responses to my queries
from the Irish sales team.
> c) How much will you be buying in the next year and will Dell be
> considered a viable supplier?
Need to upgrade a couple of servers, and a couple of desktops.
Probably two more laptops....
Currently looking at self-build for the servers/desktops and
Compaq/HP for the laptops.
> Thank you,
> Aidan Delaney.
>> Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
> See http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
Oh the temptation...
luggage:~> find . -size +9000 -name "*.ppt" | wc -l
How about a nice big powerpoint attachment, I'll even
uuencode them for added effect :-)
Chris Higgins Cisco Learning Partner
Darach Technology Ltd tel: +353-1-6204370
email: chris.higgins at darach.ie fax: +353-1-6204371
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