Computer giant Dell stunned a Reg reader seeking a processor upgrade when it told him he might want to consider a "Mac". The El Reg reader had emailed the firm's hardware technical support team asking whether it was possible to upgrade his one year old Dimension 9150's processor to a Core2 CPU without having to also replace …
Re: Dell does not sell Macs @Jaster
"The only problem with this is a Dell employee is recommending a product they do not sell ... other than that so what ...?"
I'm beginning to think that Australia (or at least Brissie) is the last refuge of the helpful sales-staffer. Many a times I have asked for a specific product to be told store X doesn't have it, but "you might have some luck at store Y, I believe they stock it". Which also includes the odd (not as frequent), "well, X Y and Z will almost do all of your requirements. But if you want option B you'll have to get a (whatever) as these don't do B".
I am more likely to return to one of these stores than one which constantly tries to sell me something that won't suit my needs because "that's what they've got". JB's in the City (for a recent exmaple) is generally good at directions to other stores/products, which is why I keep on going back - if they don't have what I want, there's a good chance they can tell me where I can get it.
I'm a mac and I'm a PC
This sounds like a religion fight... my god is the only and good one so I'm going to kill you because you think differently and you're wrong!... or ... I'm better 'cose I have a MAC... no I'm better 'cose I have a PC... not really making any progress here :-(
Both are computers.... hence.. both have their problems and their advantages. I personnally prefer my Mac to my previous Dell... eventhough it does have some problems and is a little touchier since Leopard... but does that give me the right to insult and reduce anyone who runs and prefers a PC. I think not!
The subject here is about someone offering another product than the one his company sells. Generally not done, but amusing... end of story... no need to get into a "holy war"!
Miracle on 34th Street anyone?
This whole debacle reminds me of that movie... where Kris Kringle tells people to go elsewhere to find better/cheaper products that provide more value for money to accomodate their purse strings.
In the film, the store "Santa" worked at used it as a marketing ploy and used it to their advantage. Realistically it wouldn't happen... but hey, this guy was the Digital Santa.
So, to conclude, Santa does exist and he works at Dell!!!
why do people even send this stuff in?
once it does come in does anyone vet for accuracy truth or can I send one in tomorrow from Dell\HP\the Pope?
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RE: I Still Don't Get It
Whichever one does what you need it to. There is no "best" here. Windows excel at playing games (I'll throw in a caveat - XP excels; Vista's a piece of ----); Linux can save your butt and your data if your Windows hard drive crashes and you've been stupid and haven't backed it up lately; and Macs will run all three OSs, some better than others, if you are looking for an all-arounder and your games don't require the blazing speed of an XP based gaming PC and you don't feel like going the boot camp route.
It all comes down to the right tool for the right job. That's all the computer and its OS is - a tool. This isn't Sunday school and we aren't learning the Ten Commandments here (but all the fanbois would have you think otherwise): "Thou shalt have no other OS but Me!" sort of thing. In short, the best OS, and the best computer, is the one that works best for YOU, whether it is Mac Tiger/Leopard, Windows XP/Vista, or any of the many flavors of Linux/Unix.
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