HP to become 'software oriented'

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by x86, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    Big news :coffee:
     
  2. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Excellent now they will make 1 GB printer drivers :rolleyes:
     
  3. tilcatilley1092

    tilcatilley1092 MDL Novice

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    I believe that's what they're best at anyway. This HP PC that I'm on now, had a ton of useless crapware from the factory. Including "HP Support Assistant", which has not updated the first driver for me, although it did run once a week, before I set it to manual updating.

    HP once had damn good computers, but now all they make for consumers is junk. If one wants to spend $1,500 or more, perhaps one may get a decent one, but I'd never throw that kind of cash towards HP. I do feel that they'll continue to expand their printer line, that's the best physical product that they can deliver to the everyday customer. As a plus, most of their printers works quite well with many versions of Linux. But I highly doubt that HP wrote the Linux install drivers.

    Their overall customer service sucks.

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  4. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    HP definitely sets the record for most crap installed on a PC. My new laptop is an HP and had 20X the garbage of the last two combined. Good thing I always nuke and reinstall when getting a laptop.

    Anyway they do make pretty nice printers, they just fill the driver installers with crap.
     
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  5. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    Indeed. My LaserJet 1000 is too old to have crapware included :D

    Driver comes as a self-extracting archive and still works under x86 7 SP1 (although it's included in HP's 'non-supported' list of drivers for 7) :rolleyes: