I have heard the same complaints lately along with very long wait times to get hardware on the order of two weeks...... But to be fair, most of our customers do use DELL and are happy Steve Greenberg Thin Client Computing 34522 N. Scottsdale Rd. suite D8453 Scottsdale, AZ 85262 (602) 432-8649 (602) 296-0411 fax steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx _____ From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Kerr Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 8:07 AM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Re: SV: (OT)Advice to buy new server The only negative thing I hear these days is that Dell's support sucks. The last several customers I have visited have told be they will never by Dell again. Jim ----- Original Message ----- From: Svein Arild <mailto:svein@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Haugum To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 4:08 AM Subject: [THIN] SV: (OT)Advice to buy new server I really dont think any brand offers anything the next one does'nt. Its more important to think "big picture", and have one brand/supplier to ease what management software you have to learn/monitor, have one support organization to call when needed and so on. Having 9 different brands depending on whats hot when you bought it will never pay off. I have use IBM for all hardware, but i cant figure out any technical reason to use them over HP or Dell. Same shit, different wrapping. Mvh Svein Arild _____ Fra: dmauri@xxxxxx [mailto:dmauri@xxxxxx] Sendt: 21. januar 2005 09:57 Til: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Emne: [THIN] (OT)Advice to buy new server Hi all, I'm looking for a new server to run separated applications from our farm, such a Compleo, label printing software and also print server and others... Our servers in the farm are Proliant in a rack system. We're happy with them, but the new server I don't need to integrate in a rack... Could you pls. give to me any models that you are happy and have a good performance to do this tasks? Such as Xseries or Hp/compaq servers... Thanks a lot.