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If you live in a first world country, chances are you depend on the back breaking labor of a half-dozen wage slaves in less well off areas. Unless you are willing to isolate yourself from the fruits of a modern global economy, this is a fact of life.

So, you choose. Find a way to be completely self sufficient, or crush others under your heel via proxy.
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So, I'd like to thank everyone for enlightening me...and from drawing me from the news hype. The thing is...I knew the news was skewed. The news is ALWAYS skewed. But I don't really know too much about overseas operations and such.

I seriously am starting to respect Foxconn's products actually. They actually use some pretty top grade components and their boards are priced quite competitively. I do like.

I think we might try for a Foxconn 880G board with a Sempron 140. It'll cost around $120 total, but I think its worth the extra couple of bucks.
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Everyone is the same. You just here about FoxConn because they are big and AAPL uses them. At the end of the day the CP controls what happens in Chinese factories. So either do not buy Made in China or forget about which company you are buying from.
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Hi,

A friend and I are trying to open a small business catering to older people. We will be modifying a linux distro to help improve ease of use for seniors. Hopefully its a market we can be successful in.

Since I doubt Gramps is going to be playing Black Ops in his spare time, we are opting towards a low power solution like Atom. (When AMD Fusion boards get released, we'll see what the pricing is).

The problem is with selling computers is you actually have to thinking about making a profit. The Intel branded boards (Foxconn), and the regular Foxconn boards are very cheap. They are also among the best quality for the money. Some other brands use some crappy capacitor brands that 50/50 chance of blowing up...The Intel boards actually use Nichicons/Nippon Chemi-Cons + Solid caps on the CPU.

They aren't bad at all...

But I have an issue. Maybe I think things over too much. Maybe I'm too considerate of other people. Foxconn is one of the most controversial companies out there. Some seriously messed up things have gone on within their plants...and I bet there's more that never got out.

I need someone to convince me otherwise...

I don't know why I made this thread...now that I'm done with it. So, if you don't feel like responding, I understand.

Adios.
Someone above typed,
"Money or Morals"; your choice.

And that is basically your answer.

I applaud you for your thoughts.

+r for your post.
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Um you pretty much don't have a choice and it doesn't matter. Money > morals. Survival of the fittest. All the root of all business is taking as much of a person's money as possible and giving back the least amount possible in order to achieve a minimum satisfactory on the consumer's end so they are "content." It's not "good," but it's the way it is. I may be jaded because I work in investment banking, but the real world isn't Star Trek, where society has done away with the need for money; where the pursuit of knowledge is the main drive. If you are starting a business in order to help your family, do it well and put money (and therefore your family) first.

Also, stuff made in China is sometimes better stuff made in US, Jap, etc. And it's not like you have a choice brah. Most stuff is that isn't "Made in China" is "from China" or Made in Country X (by Chinese people or companies). For example, most "Made in Italy" shoes are made by Chinese immigrants in...you guessed it...Italy!!! Unless you want to pay $500 for a pair of dumb dress shoes...

But buy stuff from Sweden. Sweden > all. I am Swedish.
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
Morals or money.

Pick one.
That.

In most ethical decisions, it almost always boils down to those two (and convenience sometimes).

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If you live in a first world country, chances are you depend on the back breaking labor of a half-dozen wage slaves in less well off areas. Unless you are willing to isolate yourself from the fruits of a modern global economy, this is a fact of life.

So, you choose. Find a way to be completely self sufficient, or crush others under your heel via proxy.
Excellent way to put it.
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Lol, no matter what you do, you're going to be buying something from a foxconn factory. SATA cables, rear I/O ports, electronic parts, you name it it's likely to be made by foxconn.
This.

Doesn't matter if the brand isn't techincally Foxconn, they were likely involved in it one way or another.
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This.

Doesn't matter if the brand isn't techincally Foxconn, they were likely involved in it one way or another.
This.

Foxconn makes 70% of the components in iPhones.
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