Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 23rd Nov 2012 14:03 UTC
In the News Hard to believe, but articles are popping up at business websites claiming that venerable Hewlett-Packard may fail. In their most recent fiasco, HP wrote off a loss of $8.8 of their $11.1 US billion acquisition of Autonomy and have alleged fraud in the deal. Revenue is down 7% from a year ago and the stock has hit a 10-year low. The company is laying off 27K employees but that may not be enough. Some speculate HP might be broken up into parts with buy-outs involved. This article from last May offers a good in-depth analysis of how all these problems came to pass.
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RE[5]: Poor Support or Product
by Alfman on Sat 24th Nov 2012 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Poor Support or Product"
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"Very few people actually want to wire their whole house for Ethernet."

I just saw my brother recently, we bought some wifi gear that needed to be configured via ethernet. I thought this wouldn't be a problem, but I quickly discovered that the macbook pro of his lacks any ethernet connectivity at all. Lucky I had my laptop around to set up the devices. Granted, one could carry a dongle everywhere, but in my eyes the macbook pro fell significantly short of it's "pro" designation because it would have left my brother in a pickle if I weren't there with a full featured laptop.


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