Letters

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  • Letter - January 4, 2001
  • Andrew Moffitt comments and gives advice about navigating Dell support.

  • Letter - December 21, 2000
  • Jeremy Hoff adds to the discussion about local integrators vs. Dell. Thanks to everyone who is participating in this discussion, everyoneís thoughts have been very interesting.

  • Letter - December 19, 2000
  • Andrew Moffitt responds to the December 6 discussion between Lew Stead and Eric regarding custom systems and the purchases from a major computer manufacturer like Dell or Gateway.

  • Letter - December 12, 2000
  • John Welter is concerned about the recommended engineering systems. He brings up some excellent points that will be incorporated into the next Engineering System recommendation.

  • Letter - December 6, 2000
  • Long time reader, Lew Stead, points out some important points to consider when IT purchases computers. Donít miss this letter and Ericís response.

  • Letter - November 14, 2000
  • Jonathan Dale inquiries about the Sample Software Policy on IThell.com and whether the punishments outlined in the policy are actually extracted from the US Copyright Act.

  • Letter - November 13, 2000
  • Peter Cooke asks about a Linux issue and our new Contributing Editor, Jonathan Ungar, provides some very good insight and hopefully a fix.

  • Letter - November 9, 2000
  • Jeremy gives Bill Vera and other folks working for non-profits some excellent advice and resources to help them do their jobs better.

  • Letter - November 1, 2000
  • Colin Young sends IThell.com some Fanmail and looks forward to joining us in IThell upon graduation from College.

  • Letter - November 1, 2000
  • Kent needs help with configuring a high-end desktop computer for multimedia and business. IThell.com attempts to create a high-performance system that fits into his budget.

  • Letter - October 30, 2000
  • Bill Vera is faced with an overwhelming workload all by himself: 145 users growing to 175 with only one person in IT. Iím hoping that my advice will be helpful to him and to other IThell.com readers in the same situation.

  • Letter - October 27, 2000
  • Nicholas Corona talks about his history with AMD systems and his reasons for being a loyal AMD customer.

  • Letter - October 26, 2000
  • Tim Stepp of PC Mall gives a Vendor/Reseller response to "Do vendors want your business?"

  • Letter - October 23, 2000
  • Ryan Pringnitz strongly disagrees with my comments about AMDís processors and Intelís past year of problems. He also expresses concerns about my hating Intel.

  • Letter - October 21, 2000
  • Phil Trent responds to an article I wrote for AMDWORLD, ďIntel reeling at AMDís performance

  • Letter - October 20, 2000
  • C. Masters comments on his AMD system and some recent remarks by Intel.

  • Letter - October 19, 2000
  • Spadge Fromley adds his two cents to a recent IThell.com article, Intel: Over promise, under deliver.

  • Letter - October 18, 2000
  • In response to the 2U Rackmount Server review, Andrew Moffitt brings up some excellent points in favor of name brand, fully warrantied servers.

  • Letter - October 15, 2000 (2nd Revision)
  • Ivon Murishwar comments on his struggles with implementing AMD systems over the years at his company.

  • Letter - October 15, 2000
  • Victor Khong mentions that I still havenít reviewed ZoneAlarm and ZoneAlarm Pro....and I reiterate my feeble excuses.

  • Letter - Part 1 and Letter - Part 2 - October 5, 2000
  • Jud Kiemele inquiries about scalibility of internet destinations and the potential of an entity like AOL to scale up to 100 Million users or even 1 Billion users.

  • Letter - October 2, 2000
  • Terry Farnham follows-up with some information and a link to a site that has done performance testing on DSL and Cable connectivity to the Internet.

  • Letter - October 1, 2000
  • Terry Farnham comments on the performance guarantees of PacBell DSL that @Home does not match.

  • Letter - September 30, 2000
  • Kris Maerke comments on the Low Cost Server article and identifies a terrific new motherboard that appears quite superior to the Abit BP6.

  • Letter - September 29, 2000
  • Brian Bedingfield reminds us of AMD processors of the past that demonstrate that the stability of todayís Athlons and Durons is no fluke

  • Letters - September 28, 2000
  • Brian Meverden & John Sauter comment about home office firewalls.

  • Letter - September 27, 2000
  • Obin Robinson has two big thumbs up for AMD systems in the workplace. Seems like Stability is the major reason he is an AMD fan.

  • Letters - September 26, 2000
    Two enthusiastic IThell.com readers request a review of ZoneAlarm
  • Letter - September 22, 2000
    Steve Lugo disagrees vehemently with the IThell.com position that Dell support has problems
  • Letter - September 21, 2000
    Scott Pierce requests information about configuring an OpenBSD firewall.
  • Letter - September 18, 2000
    Daniel Juroff, Technical Coordinator, comments on new AMD Athlon systems for his organization.
  • Letter - September 17, 2000
    Rich comments on the Napster Trial. It's apparent that this debate has struck a chord (no pun intended) with the IThell.com readership.
  • Letter - September 16, 2000
    Lew Stead comments on the home firewall article and relates his negative experiences with BlackICE Defender.
  • Letter - September 13, 2000
    Eric responds to to Bob's last letter and then Bob Snyder rebuts
  • Letter - September 12, 2000
    Bob Snyder Rebuts Eric's September 10 Opinion Piece Concerning Copyrght and Napster
  • Letter - September 5, 2000
    From Chris Ahlstrom about home networks, firewalls, and multi-boot systems
  • Letter - September 3, 2000
    From Jeroen Wenting about low cost servers and the Promise ATA100 RAID controller
  • Letters - August 28-29, 2000
    From Tod O'Brien about options for the K6-2
  • Letter - March 30, 2000
    From Ed Cantarella, Paralegal and IT Pro.
  • Letter - March 20, 2000
    From Jeff Smith, geneticist and physician, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  • Vendor Feedback - Feb 29, 2000
    Some great vendor responses to Windows 2000 Expo Report - Part 1
  • Letter - Feb 25, 2000
    From Chris Peluso, Sales Engineer, Rockliffe Systems, Inc.
  • Letter - Feb 25, 2000
    From Joe Diaz, System Administrator, Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
  • Visitor Comments - Feb 7, 2000
    What a few of our IThell.com visitors think about this new place to discuss IT on the web.
  • Letter - Feb 6, 2000
    From David Ranch, Co-Author of Linux IP Masquerade HOWTO
  • Letter - Feb 2, 2000
    From Mark Guibert, Director of Marketing, Research in Motion.