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[3]: Poor Support or Product
by darknexus on Sat 24th Nov 2012 13:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Poor Support or Product"
darknexus
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I remember setting one up a few years ago for someone who had an older router that only supported WEP - entering a WEP key with a 2-button interface isn't exactly my idea of user-friendly.

Heh, you had it easy. Try a 48-character WPA2 password including capitals, numbers, and punctuation. That's just one of several reasons why, when I actually need a printer (believe it or not I don't actually need one right now) I'll be getting either a USB or Ethernet printer and an Airport Express or other print server to go along with it. It's much easier to set up and diagnose when there's a problem, and I don't have to pay a premium for Wi-Fi printers and, even though I'll pay extra for the router or print server, they can perform other functions as well. More for my money, and that's always a plus.

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