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: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Soulbender on Sun 25th Nov 2012 02:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

I use a HP workstation at work, a Z600 series. Well built and decent workstation.


A good *workstation*? from *HP*?? The day of miracles has come! ;)
My memory of HP workstations is that they're all crap and the only good stuff is the servers and switches.

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RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by gan17 on Sun 25th Nov 2012 05:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Unlike their consumer line, I've had (mostly) good vibes coming from guys that use Z-series workstations, whether Linux or Windows based. A bloke I know who specializes in crowd-simulation work swears by them.

Same could also be said for HP's Elitebook range of enterprise laptops, or at least that used to be the case a bit more than a year ago.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

yeah, it is rock solid.

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RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by dagw on Mon 26th Nov 2012 14:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

We use HP Workstations at work and they're fine. HP's low end stuff and consumer stuff may be crap, but their higher end workstation and elitebook laptops are solid.

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