* Posts by Katie

5 posts • joined 6 Mar 2008

Dell hits all the wrong keys – again

Katie

Dell and PC World

The reason that PC World would have advised the purchaser to contact Dell is that they don't hold stock of spare parts from the manufacturers - so any replacement keyboards etc will have to be ordered from said manufacuturer. Now although PC World sell Dell machines they don't provide any support - Dell do, so any customer with any fault with any Dell machine has to call them for help.

I think that the person that got the Logitech keyboard from PC World got a good deal!

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Marathon poker game begins over fate of Fujitsu Siemens

Katie

Not bad

I have an FSC Cordant bought in 2003 from PC World, the only issue I've had with it was a DVD drive failure, rectified quickly by what was then PC ServiceCall (in fact they mixed up my machine and ordered me the wrong drive - I now have 2 DVDRW drives in the machine!)

I would quite happily buy another one, either desktop or notebook if I needed another machine.

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Software outfit keeps Vulcan airborne

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Fingers Crossed

I have my fingers crossed that XH558 will be given permission to fly for Waddington at the weekend. I have tickets for Saturday and I am hoping that this will be the highlight of the weekend.

I recently saw the Vulcan at RAF Cosford as part of the Cold War museum and it is absolutely stunning, it's a beautiful aircraft to look at and I hope that it will be saved for generations to come - rather like the BBMF has been.

Having spoken at length to some of those involved in restoring the aircraft, I hope that the necessary permission is obtained.

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Freesat launches in UK

Katie
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Freesat? Nah!

I've just got a couple of Freeview boxes free through a work bonus scheme - cost me 20 quid for a couple of scart cables and an internal antenna as I don't have a roof ariel, only a cable TV point. I've got all the telly I need for now without an ugly dish stuck to the side of my flat!

Freesat is a great idea though for those that don't like/don't want to/can't get Sky.

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Pure Highway in-car DAB radio

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At Last!

I've been waiting to get my mitts on one of these ever since it was announced bafore Christmas!

I love my digital radio - comes with me on my travels in the UK and we have 2 in our house - one for the bedroom and one my boyfriend takes to work to listen to, that also goes in the kitchen.

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