DELL Market Share Spiralling Downwards

J. Epperson linux-poweredge at
Mon Feb 26 09:27:58 CST 2007

This is a very reasonable and compassionate response.

Far more so than is deserved by someone who jumped onto the latest
bandwagon without scoping out his compatibility issues and then cluelessly
sent off-topic copies of his his snarky little flame to a bunch of people
who would never have dreamed of painting themselves into such a technical
corner to start with, and who would blame themselves rather than the
vendor had they done so.

But I'm feeling much better now....

On Mon, February 26, 2007 08:24, Hostmaster wrote:
> Paul,
> Many end users such as you are having issues with driver compatibility in
>  Vista. One of the biggest gripes is with NVIDIA driver support - users
> with 8800 cards have only just got support, and SLI for earlier models (6
> and 7 series) is not yet supported. In this respect, Dell are not
> shipping Vista on dual 8800 machines, it is not even an option. Please
> bear in mind that Dell may also be at the mercy of the OEM - to the best
> of my knowledge, Dell do not actually manufacture their printers, a
> third-party OEM manufactures them for them, and therefore there is a
> requirement for Dell to liaise with the OEM to ensure that developed
> drivers are compatible with both the operating system and the hardware.

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