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News Dell starts charging for Firefox installation

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 6 Mar 2014.

  1. SexyHyde

    SexyHyde Member

    24 Jul 2009
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    While I agree there are better ways and means. The old way is still in use today, I've had words with the IT department where I work and they just refuse to learn new ways and stick doing what they've done for over a decade because that is what they are comfortable with. It doesn't help when their new employees are clueless - I had one gawk in awe at an SSD and ask how it works.
  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

    30 Oct 2012
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    Ohh yea i understand profit margins must be super tight, and the other point you made about them getting paid by other company's to install bloatware, it just seems £16.25 is a lot of money for what is a relatively simple job.
    I'm not saying they should do it for free, but as they claim the £16.25 is purely to cover the time and labour involved for factory personnel to load a different image. It seems to me, time and labour cost them a lot more than it should be costing them.
  3. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

    7 Dec 2009
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    This. They also have their own financing company that charges 29% APR on HP (USA).

    TBH this £16 chit is just capitalism. IE - screwing a brotha out of a buck any way you can.

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