> My daughter actually worked (very briefly) for Dell Help Desk,
> and they had strict rules for conversations
> (which had to finish within a specified time).
> IIRC, you had to start by asking if the customer had put the 3-pin plug
> and switched it on ...
> A discussion of Linux would be as likely as one about Kierkegaard.
Ah now, that's mickey mouse support. If you pay for support its a
different story altogether.
>> I've no plan at all to deploy Vista as it seems to have nothing I want.
It is well prettier than any linux _DEFAULT_ desktop I have ever seen,
however, it is the most resource hungry OS they have ever released. I
mean, 1GB is NOT enough. My two kids were getting very frustrated by
grandad's brand spanking new dual core system... and they are 7 and 9
years old. Come on MS, how can you annoy small kids... 4GB is required to
run games for example. Thats just ridiculous.
Vista is also very, very buggy, but its pretty, so I may buy a new
desktop... I like pretty things -- which is why I have a mac.
I only use linux on servers, and prefer never to see them, so I don't care
what the GUI looks like.
> Timothy Murphy
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