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Andrew Moffitt comments and gives advice about navigating Dell support.
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.
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.
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.
Long time reader, Lew Stead, points out some important points to consider when IT purchases computers. Donít miss this letter and Ericís response.
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.
Peter Cooke asks about a Linux issue and our new Contributing Editor, Jonathan Ungar, provides some very good insight and hopefully a fix.
Jeremy gives Bill Vera and other folks working for non-profits some excellent advice and resources to help them do their jobs better.
Colin Young sends IThell.com some Fanmail and looks forward to joining us in IThell upon graduation from College.
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.
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.
Nicholas Corona talks about his history with AMD systems and his reasons for being a loyal AMD customer.
Tim Stepp of PC Mall gives a Vendor/Reseller response to "Do vendors want your business?"
Ryan Pringnitz strongly disagrees with my comments about AMDís processors and Intelís past year of problems. He also expresses concerns about my hating Intel.
C. Masters comments on his AMD system and some recent remarks by Intel.
Spadge Fromley adds his two cents to a recent IThell.com article, Intel: Over promise, under deliver.
In response to the 2U Rackmount Server review, Andrew Moffitt brings up some excellent points in favor of name brand, fully warrantied servers.
Ivon Murishwar comments on his struggles with implementing AMD systems over the years at his company.
Victor Khong mentions that I still havenít reviewed ZoneAlarm and ZoneAlarm Pro....and I reiterate my feeble excuses.
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.
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.
Terry Farnham comments on the performance guarantees of PacBell DSL that @Home does not match.
Kris Maerke comments on the Low Cost Server article and identifies a terrific new motherboard that appears quite superior to the Abit BP6.
Brian Bedingfield reminds us of AMD processors of the past that demonstrate that the stability of todayís Athlons and Durons is no fluke
Brian Meverden & John Sauter comment about home office firewalls.
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.