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Thread Ok Tosh get a Toshiba
Wed, Dec 26 2007 5:32 AMPermanent Link

"Rita"
PcWorld.co.uk are giving stuff away well not
really but a Toshiba caught my eye uk price
399 120gb hd 2gb ram Win shista seems
a bargain for me. Now if I enter this store
today Boxing day will I leave with just the
above or will lots of stuff catch my eye ?
No I dont fall foul of that eye candy stuff the
laptop will do me for now.

Rita

Wed, Dec 26 2007 5:50 AMPermanent Link

Roy Lambert

NLH Associates

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Rita


And if PC World operate as normal you won't be able to get the PC you want Smiley

Try Tesco's instead!

Roy Lambert
Wed, Dec 26 2007 6:15 AMPermanent Link

"Fons Neelen"
Hi Rita,

Not to offend, but have you ever heard of punctuation? I always find your
post hard to read - looks as though you write as you would speak: in one
long sentence without even taking time to breathe  Wink

Best regards,
Fons
Wed, Dec 26 2007 1:50 PMPermanent Link

"Rita"
Sorry Fons I'am illiterate or whatever
I was born and grew up in Liverpool
and we never stop for breath.
Rita ZoomGob

"Fons Neelen" <fons.neelen@xs4all.nl> wrote in message
news:C42413B5-1BF6-4553-9A9B-4CDC669FEE05@news.elevatesoft.com...
> Hi Rita,
>
> Not to offend, but have you ever heard of punctuation? I always find your
> post hard to read - looks as though you write as you would speak: in one
> long sentence without even taking time to breathe  Wink
>
> Best regards,
> Fons
>

Wed, Dec 26 2007 2:00 PMPermanent Link

"Rita"
I got it Roy at pcworld and there is a box
I want at Tesco's but I will go elsewhere.

I have a raid configured linux box that has
more power than one of them wind boats
in the eveglades. I was sorta toying with the
idea of wiping it and installing win 2008 or
whatever the next server version is.
Rita

"Roy Lambert" <roy.lambert@skynet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:9FC2FFC3-3D77-446B-AEA2-351CEC6BD87C@news.elevatesoft.com...
> Rita
>
>
> And if PC World operate as normal you won't be able to get the PC you want
> Smiley
>
> Try Tesco's instead!
>
> Roy Lambert
>

Wed, Dec 26 2007 2:20 PMPermanent Link

"Fons Neelen"
Hi Rita,

> Sorry Fons I'am illiterate or whatever

Apologies not needed. Apart from a "difficult read", you're quite funny,
though in a strange kind of way  Wink

Best regards,
Fons
Thu, Dec 27 2007 2:26 PMPermanent Link

Tim Young [Elevate Software]

Elevate Software, Inc.

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Roy,

<< And if PC World operate as normal you won't be able to get the PC you
want Smiley>>

Ahh, yes, the old bait-and-switch.   It's alive and well here in the States
also. Smiley

--
Tim Young
Elevate Software
www.elevatesoft.com

Fri, Dec 28 2007 4:58 AMPermanent Link

"Rita"

"Tim Young [Elevate Software]" <timyoung@elevatesoft.com> wrote in message
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> Ahh, yes, the old bait-and-switch.   It's alive and well here in the
> States also. Smiley
>

Well PCWorld are well known for this kind of trick.
Many local trading standards groups have taken
action against them, and they still bend the rules.
The TV commercial is still running and they are still
in stock. I really like this Toshiba and I would like
another one without MS Shista. Norton was removed
why oh why do builders put that 90 day freebie on
a machine that holds your hand so much in the 1st
place ? My only gripe so far, but fine tuning takes time.
100+mb of upgrades so far and a few tips from the
ms-news-vista group with an almost believable tale
that the service pack coming soon will blow us all
away I reserve any feelings I have on the OS.

Rita Tosh

Fri, Dec 28 2007 2:36 PMPermanent Link

Tim Young [Elevate Software]

Elevate Software, Inc.

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Rita,

<< Well PCWorld are well known for this kind of trick.  Many local trading
standards groups have taken action against them, and they still bend the
rules. The TV commercial is still running and they are still in stock. I
really like this Toshiba and I would like another one without MS Shista.
Norton was removed why oh why do builders put that 90 day freebie on a
machine that holds your hand so much in the 1st place ? >>

No kidding.  A neighbor of ours got a new Lenovo laptop for their folks for
Christmas, and the damn thing came pre-configued to start no less than:

Lenovo Customer Care software (a ton of stuff)
Norton (full boat)
AOL
90-day Trial of MS Office (including having the full SQL Server 2005 suite
configured to start as a service)
DisKeeper
Corel Photo Manager and Assorted Software

and a bunch of other software that I can't even remember.  This is on a
sub-$600 laptop running Vista that was purchased at a big box warehouse
store.  The damn thing could barely even run Vista, let alone a system tray
full of applications that extended half way across the bottom of the screen.
The thing took about 1 1/2 minutes to fully boot.  It's like there's
absolutely no technical review done on these machine configurations that
they're shipping.  I can imagine that most consumers will continue to run
with all of that crap installed and wonder why they bought such a piece of
junk, or return it to the store.

What has happened to our industry ?  It seems like none of the big players
care about the end-user experience anymore.  It seems like they're more
intent on shipping one big pile of adware than they are at shipping a solid
machine.

<< My only gripe so far, but fine tuning takes time. 100+mb of upgrades so
far and a few tips from the ms-news-vista group with an almost believable
tale that the service pack coming soon will blow us all away I reserve any
feelings I have on the OS. >>

Well, let's hope so. Smiley

--
Tim Young
Elevate Software
www.elevatesoft.com

Sat, Dec 29 2007 5:16 AMPermanent Link

Roy Lambert

NLH Associates

Team Elevate Team Elevate

Used to be my first action on getting a new PC - format and reinstall the OS. Its "slightly" more difficult these days since you tend not to get the OS disk. I've even had one where the "emergency restore" disk puts all the crap back.

Roy Lambert
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