lonleyppl wrote:While I'm not a huge fan of Dell's products, it's what we use at work, and right now, this makes me pretty happy. We usually replace machines in 4-year rotations, but as of right now we have several that are approaching the 6-year mark, still in service, without support contracts.
Is it possible to get support for just one server, and use it to download updates for all your servers of the same type? I'm not sure about your environment, but we tend to purchase a lot of identical machines every few years.
If IBM is going to this model, does that mean Lenovo is doing the same?
just brew it! wrote:HP used to be highly respected; almost as much so as another fallen "old school" tech powerhouse, Bell Labs.
just brew it! wrote:HP has been thrashing around for several years now. Only time will tell if they will get back on track, or if the current thrashing is the beginning of their death spasms. It is sad to see a once mighty tech giant fall like this. HP used to be highly respected; almost as much so as another fallen "old school" tech powerhouse, Bell Labs.
ludi wrote:The upshot is that much of HP's best IP is no longer in HP -- it lives in Agilent (biomedical) and its new Keysight Technologies spinoff (Test & Measurement).
Captain Ned wrote:IOW, most of what I think about when I hear "HP". I'm old enough to have never really thought them a "computer" company.
just brew it! wrote:They've been a computer company long enough though. They had their own "PC" of sorts back in the days of the Apple II; unfortunately it kind of sucked and never caught on.Captain Ned wrote:IOW, most of what I think about when I hear "HP". I'm old enough to have never really thought them a "computer" company.
just brew it! wrote:That's a bit more recent than the one I was thinking of. IIRC it had funky proprietary tape cartridges (about half the size of an audio cassette) as its mass storage device; a tiny integrated monochrome screen; and a full keyboard. It was like it couldn't decide whether it wanted to be a mutant oversized programmable calculator or a PC. Sort of like an ill-conceived precursor of the Osborne or the original Compaq "luggable".
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