Linked by Kroc on Thu 30th Aug 2007 13:03 UTC
Editorial I hear often that when something new appears that "competition is good". The primary reasons competition is seen as good, are: it drives down prices; it gives consumers more choice; it pushes technology forward, quicker. Competition is not good because: competition is why consumers have to choose between HD-DVD and BluRay; competition is why DRM exists; and more. In this article, each of the supposed benefits of competition will be looked at in more detail.
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RE: Pardon...
by porcel on Thu 30th Aug 2007 20:42 UTC in reply to "Pardon..."
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I have no problem with your comments on DRM and the way that the patent system is abused, but do you have any sources to prove that Gateway uses or has used remanufactured parts in their products?

That's a very serious claim to be making. I haven't bought a Gateway product in years, but I did buy two P-II 400 Mhz many years ago, one which received a 3ware card recently and two 400GB drives and acts as my home file server and the other which I gave away to my sister who uses it to surf the net. These systems are about nine or ten years old and they still run well.

In fact, the server has been on non-stop for years, which is why I refuse to replace it.

I am not claiming Gateway is a good hardware company.
I certainly haven't bought anything else since I bought these systems, but you make them out to be crooks and a little bit of evidence would make you more credible.

It seems to me that if they were known to be using remanufactured parts, the news would be all over the net.

Edited 2007-08-30 20:45

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