RE: jaws/new computer

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 09:20:18 -0400

Joy,

You're likely to get soooo many replies on this topic that it's going to
be hard to make sense out of them.

First, no, no particular brand of computer works much better with jaws
than another.

Next, I'll let you know that in a recent customer satisfaction survey
Dell came out near the bottom.

Next, my usual piece of advice: buy from someone who will let you return
it without much of a financial penalty (such as IBM, who has a 30-day,
full refund policy).

As for upgrading to XP, you need to run  some special diagnostic
software first to make sure your pc and all it's peripherals are
compatible with XP.  This may mean that you have to upgrade the BIOS
before you upgrade to XP, and that can be a little tricky.

Lastly, if you do decide to buy something new, give some serious thought
to buying a notebook rather than a desktop.  They've gotten soooo  much
better in the past few years that they really can perform quite well as
a desktop replacement, while giving you a lot of added flexibility.

Hth,

Chip

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> [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joy
> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 5:29 PM
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> Through my frustrations, I am tempted to buy a new computer. =20
> If I do, are there any specific reccommendations for it to be=20
> compatible with jaws?  Are there any brands that I should=20
> steer away from?  I have always bought Gateway and Dell, but=20
> I was wondering if others worked out just as well.
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> If I go the route of reformatting and reinstalling Win XP=20
> instead of 98 are there any concerns related to jaws?  Thanks, Joy
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