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[6]: Poor Support or Product
by Soulbender on Sun 25th Nov 2012 02:34 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Poor Support or Product"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

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...


So? Maybe I just don't want to deal with a bunch of cabling? Maybe they're all wireless?

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?


Yes, what's one more going to hurt. And another one. And another one...
The less cables I have to deal with the better and if the WiFi in the printer works well then why not use it?

And I'm sorry, but for printers... it just makes sense to bypass using Wi-Fi directly


For you maybe but not for everyone.

Edited 2012-11-25 02:35 UTC

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

So? Maybe I just don't want to deal with a bunch of cabling? Maybe they're all wireless?

I have exactly... two Ethernet cables connected to my router (not including WAN). Printer and desktop computer. Oh, the horror! All portable devices? The ones that, by definition, will not stay put (phones, laptops, tablets, etc.)? Wi-Fi. That "everything else" typically has better drivers than Wi-Fi that's sloppily tacked onto a printer, and in case of laptops, bad drivers are easily "fixed" (replaced).

Yes, what's one more going to hurt. And another one. And another one...

Yes... I concede. I am in excruciating pain by having a whopping two out of the four LAN ports on my router in use and occupied by a cable. :/ Does anyone have some morphine? I think I'll just go grab a Bhut Jolokia for my opioid/painkiller fix.

The less cables I have to deal with the better and if the WiFi in the printer works well then why not use it?

If it works well, then good--you might also realize from reading my past posts that if you have something that works for you and you actually need it for whatever reason, then use it--there's no point in change. But how dare I suggest that anyone actually *read* what I previously said...

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