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 zima on Fri 30th Nov 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Poor Support or Product"
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Mains power sockets are much more plentiful in a typical apartment than Ethernet jacks... meanwhile, a longish loose cable between where the router is (near phone jack), and a printer, might be not seen as desired.

I mean, we don't live in idealised world. USB-capable router might be more expensive than almost-freebie somebody gets with DSL. And wired Ethernet on printers seems be treated lately by manufacturers as more of a "premium" feature than wifi. And quite many people only have a laptop and such.

Yeah, wifi printers can be more problematic - well, in that case we should primarily expect improvement from the manufacturers.

Edited 2012-12-01 00:02 UTC

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