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 UltraZelda64 on Sat 24th Nov 2012 12:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Poor Support or Product"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

Very few people actually want to wire their whole house for Ethernet.

Wiring just the bare essentials that you want to have up for use at all times is hardly "the whole house." You seem to be forgetting all the computers on the network that will, you know, be the systems to actually print to those printers in most, if not all, cases...

And considering you have to have one cable running from the printer to the wall (good luck getting it to work without power), what's a second one going to hurt? Seriously? I honestly doubt that people move their printers every two weeks for the fun of it... printers are the kinds of things you set up, leave alone, and just use to print things.

And by the way, nowhere did I advocate using Ethernet cables for every single system on the network... nowhere. Only where it makes sense. And I'm sorry, but for printers... it just makes sense to bypass using Wi-Fi directly.

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