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Dell VP of Communities and Conversations Bob Pearson is ragging on Apple for its MacBook "Greenest Family of Notebooks" ads. In a post titled "The Real Meaning of Being Green," Pearson accuses Apple of not discussing environmental issues, making inaccurate claims and stating no goals, while touting Dell's energy efficient Latitude E-series and use of PVC / BFR-free components. Of course, the PC maker has had its fair share of eco-unfriendly practices over the years, including accusations from the ever-fickle Greenpeace last month that the company has withdrawn from its commitment to stop using PVC / BFR in its computers by the end of 2009 -- but why let little details get in the way of a good schoolyard fight?

Source: Engadget
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Man I love it when these corporations criticize each other as if they themselves are bastions of environmental safety and morality. Dell should look in the mirror and realize that there is more to being a computer company than selling cheap computers. Getting rid of garbage India support centers would be a good start.
Edited by OC'ing Noob - 12/21/08 at 3:37am
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They're all bad at it and it's just marketing, end of story.
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Getting rid of garbage India support centers and bloatware would be a good start.

Fixed, and amen.
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Fixed, and amen.
Bloatware you can simply uninstall. It is a lot harder to "uninstall" call centers in India...
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Bloatware you can simply uninstall. It is a lot harder to "uninstall" call centers in India...
I find that a large portion of crapware still leaves a bunch of stuff behind.
 
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I find that a large portion of crapware still leaves a bunch of stuff behind.
If uninstall fails reformat
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If you need to ring a call center I'm not sure why you're posting on this website.
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If you need to ring a call center I'm not sure why you're posting on this website.
It's customer service or RMA. If a laptop gpu dies, yea I know what's wrong. Doesn't mean I don't have to call them and jump through a hundred hoops to get the gpu or mobo replaced. Not everyone that calls dell call centers need technical trouble shooting.
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If you need to ring a call center I'm not sure why you're posting on this website.
Let's see, when laptop parts break under warranty I'm not going to attempt to repair them.

Would you try "fixing" a broken CPU?
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