commence sales of Free BSD preinstalled PC system

Paul Robinson paul at
Fri Feb 17 10:13:26 GMT 2006

On 16 Feb 2006, at 21:32, Gary Hendricks wrote:

> I just found it odd that it does not do a lot of things it ought to  
> do.


> You do not get a second chance at a first impression.

Dell, HP and half a dozen other manufacturers don't do a lot of what  
they don't do either (you'll certainly get no joy from Dell if you  
phone up and ask for help with a 3rd-party DSL router, telephony  
devices, Apache or Postgres), it's just that Bosworth have been up- 
front about it, IMHO.

I would suggest they get somebody with professional copyrighting  
experience (hey, I'm cheap!) to give their site a working over to  
make that point, but at least people can't turn around on here in 3  
months saying "Bosworth are the sux0r! They wouldn't support my  
Apache install the cretins!" because they haven't hidden the fact  
they wouldn't do that away, and you are therefore warned before you buy.

Personally, I would have waited until I'd got audio sorted before  
shipping as I consider that an essential system service on a desktop  
machine these days, but each to their own.

Paul Robinson

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