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post #11 of 68
This is how I see it, by buying Foxconn products your keeping them in business, therefor supporting the mistreatment of their employee's, but i personally like the idea of informing the consumers and giving them the choice.....save money or kill people?biggrin.gif
post #12 of 68
Simple. Use Foxxcon and Intel boards.
You cant blame a company for a persons own inability to deal with troubles in their lives.
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It's a weird situation. But then, maybe the same things are happening in other factories...We just don't hear about it. I'll continue the search.
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post #14 of 68
even if you chose not to buy from foxconn....other people still will.

just throwing the fact out...
post #15 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;11903887 
Morals or money.

Pick one.

this

and FWIW Intel tends to support Linux pretty well
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Well tons of PC manufacturers buy from Foxconn. Dell was (maybe still is) almost exclusively Foxconn based.

But that doesn't make it right...

But getting that Gigabyte board isn't going to be cheap...
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I wouldn't buy Foxconn because of all the suicides.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLaw;11904176 
Well tons of PC manufacturers buy from Foxconn. Dell was (maybe still is) almost exclusively Foxconn based.

But that doesn't make it right...

But getting that Gigabyte board isn't going to be cheap...

All the boards in my Dell are Intel boards. But yes, they have Foxxconn making their boards for them. I don't know. I don't see anything wrong with using them.
post #19 of 68
pretty much everything that comes from a factory or mass production company has horrible stories and don't treat their workers like they should and pay them the lowest wage possible.

I once got laid off during a summer and I wanted to buy an LCD so much that I ended up in a fish packing factory packing squid. we were in some way forced work for 6-10 hours w/o even lunch or a 10 minute break. we once worked 15 hours with one lunch and 1 10 minute break got out of work and got called to work again 3 hours after to work for 10 hours more.

I was there becasuse I wanted something really bad and quite twice. But for some people that was their only option they had to get money to their house. Though it got better for the workers after I quit and threatened them to have someone inspect the working conditions then they begged me to come back and gave me a pretty easy thing to do so I came back. After a few days I quit again due to getting lunch after like 7 hours again.

I'm glad I was there only for like 3 weeks because ppl still work there and get robbed some people don't get paid in weeks or get paid less than they should.

I'ts just the way life is you can't really take in mind that because it's almost impossible to o something about it.
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Honestly, I think we might try AMD Fusion...Sorry to dissapoint any of you Intel-goers, but Fusion looks to be nice. But I think it isn't going to run cheap.
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