[K12OSN] PD for staff (really OO)
adfour at mtaonline.net
Mon Apr 19 03:32:57 UTC 2004
I'd prefer to make the machine in-house, frankly. Penguin would be
better than dell, certainly. For now though I don't have the influence
to make these things happen. The fact that the drives in our clamshell
dells seem to die more often than expected should help. Their fault for
using cheap western digitals.
On Sun, 2004-04-18 at 14:57, Terrell Prude', Jr. wrote:
> The one problem I have with Dell now is that they're offshoring all
> their support options. That's one reason why I would recommend Penguin
> Computing--the support is here, their boxes have gotten quite favorable
> reviews, and it's a good value for the money that you spend.
> You can get a dual Opteron box that'll take at least 8GB, which should
> sufficiently address any IDE disk needs. Mine has 4GB, serves 25
> clients, and runs like a top.
> Les Mikesell wrote:
> > With Dell, the place to save money is to buy 3rd party RAM.
> >At www.penguincomputing.com you can get RAM included at
> >a good price and covered by their warranty (although RAM
> >seldom is bad these days). However the Dell 2650's have
> >a nice remote management feature where you can reboot them
> >and get to bios from a separate network connection - but
> >again that is something you would almost never need.
> > Les Mikesell
> > les at futuresource.com
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