Re: Some assembly desired (Jan. 9)

One of the important reasons that we buy Dell is that I like the experience. Dell has got it right, their Web site works, it’s flexible for me to build

and buy only what I need.

I have tried IBM a number of times and every time I left their site frustrated. I have made up my mind that I will continue to buy Dell until another company can come up with a better way than what Dell offers today as far as the purchasing experience is concerned.

I’d also like to let you know that I love your articles. Keep up the good work.

Tony Tran

Re: Memo to Microsoft (Jan. 8)

My only feeling once I read the memo was sadness for the culture and business practices in Microsoft. I also find it interesting that they are focusing on Linux as their next killer competitor.

During my career as an enterprise architect I have installed many hybrid networks. I would routinely use Linux in line items such as, Remote Access Gateway, IT support Server, Data Builder, Data Logger, Backup Email gateway, FTP Server, Test Server, I think you get the point. From my experience, I believe that Microsoft has more to worry about than Linux.

I was lucky enough to be on large-scale projects with access to all/most of Microsoft’s software and it was lacking in many ways. That is why Linux was called upon to perform some of the routine duties. However, senior management was reluctant to move away from Microsoft because it was still too expensive to switch to another operating system than to upgrade (training costs, etc.).

Kevin Alexander

Re: Processor race gets fast and furious (Jan.7)

Microprocessor design changes yearly. How could a microchip consultant wait a couple of years to use new technology? It wouldn’t exist except at a used computer store.

Ed Minderhoud
Davetek Marketing Inc.

Re: Letters to the editor (Dec. 14)

I do not agree with Ray Strafehl about Norton at all, but again it is nice to know some options for free AV software. One I’d like to share is

P.S. I have found very useful.

Al Doran

Just a word of thanks for your articles in IT Business. Keep up the good work.

Fred Veenema
Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Letters to the editor must include the writer’s name and company name along with an e-mail address or other contact information. All letters become the property of Editors reserve the right to edit submissions for length and content.

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