Originally Posted by cometman
From what I have seen working at Geek Squad and 'optimizing' 100's of computers, Dells have by far the LEAST amount of bloatware of any manufacturer. Take a look at HP's now THATS bloatware. On average I would say HP's have at least 5 times the amount that Dells have. Dells at bestbuy ONLY come with Google Toolbar, Trend Micro, Google Desktop.
Dell even has made deals to tottally eliminate all the bloatware at a users request: Proof
As for the Indian Cyber Suppot Team......cant we just get along?
Actually I have never once gotten an Indian support technician with Dell; usually I get a nice southern girl.
Originally Posted by pauldovi
I don't trust company who consider themselves to have a "social responsibility" to the environment, poverty, or healthcare. The only thing a company should be interested in is maximizing profits for it's shareholders.
I was hoping you would chime in.
I couldn't agree more, spending on all these useless initiatives is just wasting shareholders money, and unfairly taxing them. It makes me sick.
No publicly traded company ever does things for purely altruistic reasons. Such things as you mentioned are done to boost public image, which in turn might increase profits. Just because they do them doesn't mean their being nice about it.
And not all companies are public. Shareholders might not even enter into it. If a "Mom n' Pop" operation wants to be environmentally sound or contribute to the community and still make a living, who's to tell them they shouldn't?
More to the point, though; I don't see why Dell is so bothered about this. Sure, Apple might not be as 'green' as they claim to be, but who really is?
Many companies are pressured into making poor decisions by uneducated, or very vocal groups.
Take Macdonald's for example, they moved to a paper wrapper that was worse for the environment, cost more, and did the job worse than the foam one, just because greenpeace decided that since foam is a petroleum product, it is bad.
Also, Apple has been by far the worst polluter of the PC brands for many years, something many of their die-hard followers don't realize. (no cracking any Apple people here, just the ones that think Jobs is god).Edited by trueg50 - 12/22/08 at 12:50pm