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]: Comment by kaiwai
by zima on Sun 25th Nov 2012 09:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Brother printer [...] The trick is getting the printer itself to outlive the included starter cartridge and drum.

So... what tricks are involved? :>

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by Morgan on Sun 25th Nov 2012 09:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Basically, just don't print a lot at once. Those things weren't meant for high volume printing, and we found out the hard way that 1000+ pages a day is high volume to a Brother.

I have managed to keep it alive for a while though (HL5370DW if you're curious). And of course, the first issue we had with it was flaky wireless performance, so I ran an Ethernet line to it and from a connectivity standpoint it's been flawless since.

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