Linked by David Adams on Mon 5th Jul 2010 17:21 UTC, submitted by Mr.Manatane
Hardware, Embedded Systems The story was first reported by The New York Times, which stated that Dell employees were aware that the approximately 11.8 million affected computers might break or cause fires, but were instructed to downplay the problems when talking to customers.
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RE: This is pretty sad
by Kivada on Wed 7th Jul 2010 01:16 UTC in reply to "This is pretty sad"
Kivada
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2010-07-07

Anyone thats not a major box builder. If linux is your OS of choice there are a few shops that specialize in that specifically so all the hardware just works like:

http://zareason.com/
http://www.system76.com/

There are also a few that while they won't check it for you that all the hardware is linux compatible they will build you very high quality custom systems with any exotic performance or aesthetic parts you like:

http://www.avadirect.com/
http://www.pugetsystems.com/
http://www.powernotebooks.com/
http://www.xoticpc.com/

All of these shops are rated pretty well on the store ranking sites.

Avoid the big names if at all possible, they skimp everywhere they can to make a penny today that costs them a dollar later to repair.

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RE[2]: This is pretty sad
by WorknMan on Fri 9th Jul 2010 08:56 in reply to "RE: This is pretty sad"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Thanks for these links... much appreciated ;)

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