+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 38
General Chat Thread, your choice in General; Hello Edugeek members. I would like to get a discussion going by learning a bit more about the members and ...
  1. #1
    Hollie1985's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Sutton Coldfield
    Posts
    115
    Thank Post
    81
    Thanked 24 Times in 14 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    26

    your choice

    Hello Edugeek members. I would like to get a discussion going by learning a bit more about the members and what their personal favourite technology product is be it software, hardware or even a fave manufacturer and wait for it..........why you like that particular one :-D

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    264
    Thank Post
    58
    Thanked 36 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    Dell and netgear, they never ever break!
    Except when kids kick the dells.......

  3. Thanks to Potato-Peeler from:

    Hollie1985 (22nd July 2009)

  4. #3

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,680
    Thank Post
    3,210
    Thanked 1,030 Times in 955 Posts
    Rep Power
    361
    Apple hardware, software , ipods, iphones ................... Because it just works and apple care is great

    For home routers / switches linksys and netgear

    For school enviroments as far as routers / switches I would probably go with HP, Cisco ( if you can afford ) and Juniper is meant to be pretty good

    Software wise

    OS X including there software ie iMovie, iDVD, iTunes ( but only on the apple platform not on windows ), SIW, spiceworks, FOG, Clone Zilla, videohelp.com has a lot of software for video conversions etc such as handbrake and super

    Dell is ok as far as normal PC's are concerned but since going to the Dark Side ( Apple ) I have not bothered too much with windows hardware or software aside from when I am at work and thats a pita
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 22nd July 2009 at 05:41 PM.

  5. Thanks to mac_shinobi from:

    Hollie1985 (22nd July 2009)

  6. #4
    Great_Scott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lancashire, England
    Posts
    63
    Thank Post
    16
    Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    Have to side with Potato-Peeler on the Dell & Netgear devices and I like Xerox MFP's too

  7. Thanks to Great_Scott from:

    Hollie1985 (22nd July 2009)

  8. #5

    CPLTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    4,030
    Thank Post
    1,391
    Thanked 641 Times in 497 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    258
    Dell Dell Dell as a personal opinion

  9. Thanks to CPLTD from:

    Hollie1985 (22nd July 2009)

  10. #6

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,717
    Thank Post
    1,267
    Thanked 1,639 Times in 1,096 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    504
    Software:
    I piece of software I have been most impressed by recently is FOG. Before that it was Spiceworks - both free and very good at what they do.

    Hardware:
    Can't beat Toshiba laptops, been top quality for a while now.
    Up until recently I always used NEC desktops, good quality at a low price and superb support with their standard 3 year warranty. Then they pulled out of Europe

  11. #7

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,528
    Thank Post
    513
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,862 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    822
    HP - there's not much they've got wrong as yet. Desktops are superb, as are monitors, switches, the projectors were good too (if a bit expensive to maintain), printers etc... Reliable, well priced, good support.
    Last edited by localzuk; 22nd July 2009 at 03:47 PM.

  12. #8

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,050
    Thank Post
    1,318
    Thanked 2,310 Times in 1,624 Posts
    Rep Power
    692
    Dell and Toshiba for PCs and laptops
    NEC for projectors
    SMART for interactive whiteboards

  13. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,479
    Thank Post
    297
    Thanked 304 Times in 263 Posts
    Rep Power
    82
    Dell for PCs, HP for networking equipment, FOG for my fave piece of software and Sun equipment for servers and storage solutions!

  14. #10
    ahuxham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,122
    Thank Post
    76
    Thanked 138 Times in 109 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    HP (Switches, Printers, Servers), Sun (Servers, Storage), IBM (High End Servers)

    Lets extend my technology scope.

    I dislike Intel and the way the company behaves, their pricing and general anti-competitive behaviour. I do love AMD, always have, bargain priced, awesome Processors, could not fault them.

    AMD X-2 6400BE was superb, out benched the majority of C2D, apart from the expensive extreme ones. Whos going to pay 600 when a 140 processor is marginally worse. AMD Phenom II 955 BE is now my all time favourite, never mind the Q6600 or the i7's you couldn't fault a true quad core.

    AMD have always lead with innovation, smaller budgets, less research budgets however they still come up with ingenious systems. Same can be said for ATI Graphics cards, always the underdog vs Nvidia, always bringing a smile to the masses.

    ATI being owned by AMD is a sure good thing, the two companies fit like a glove, and lets not forget the AMD chipset. 790FX is outstanding compared to the majority of other chipsets.

    And then we have AMD's clever thinking in action, the "Spider" system, running AMD processors, AMD chipsets and AMD Graphics, the three components are designed to work together at peak performance.
    Last edited by ahuxham; 24th July 2009 at 08:46 AM.

  15. #11

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,197
    Thank Post
    370
    Thanked 374 Times in 332 Posts
    Rep Power
    147
    HP for switches and servers
    Toshiba for our laptops

    And pretty much like all the apple kit

  16. #12

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    2,160
    Thank Post
    98
    Thanked 318 Times in 260 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    111
    Having spent a large part of today scripting with them (quiet day at work), PowerShell and .net Framework.

  17. #13

    EduTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    5,037
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 908 Times in 712 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    270
    Dell or HP for Desktops/Laptops
    Smart for Whiteboards
    Sanyo Projectors (never had any problems)
    Xtreme Networks for Switch's!! even more so if you get the amount of discount we got lol

    But over the next few months, we will be looking at the SUN gear for Virtual Desktops etc

  18. #14

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,680
    Thank Post
    3,210
    Thanked 1,030 Times in 955 Posts
    Rep Power
    361
    I don't like toshiba equipment - I would much rather go with HP, Dell or Samsung ( as far as laptops go ). Not sure what Samsung are like now but when I had one it just worked all the time and never had any issues with it and the support from them was great sent it back and got it repaired and sent back within a few days in total

  19. #15

    mattx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    9,236
    Thank Post
    1,057
    Thanked 1,067 Times in 624 Posts
    Rep Power
    740
    Quote Originally Posted by Hollie1985 View Post
    Hello Edugeek members. I would like to get a discussion going by learning a bit more about the members and what their personal favourite technology product is be it software, hardware or even a fave manufacturer and wait for it..........why you like that particular one :-D
    Well this will come as a bit of a shock but I hate, yes I HATE technology. Most probably because I work with it. I have worked with it on a massive scale in a previous job, I worked with it when I had a small PC business many many years ago and I am currently working with it on a much smaller scale.
    I much prefer the simple things in life like my garden, drinking a good wine and relaxing with a good film or listening to the radio. Too much technology in my opinion is around us and the majority of it is not necessary unless it's involved in a medical matter - [ like saving the life of my oldest son many years ago ]

  20. 2 Thanks to mattx:

    Hollie1985 (23rd July 2009), markcuk (22nd July 2009)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Pics] Bad Choice Tattoos
    By DaveP in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 22nd November 2009, 10:08 AM
  2. Laptop Manufacturer Choice
    By mortstar in forum Hardware
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 18th August 2009, 07:56 PM
  3. choice of OS
    By david12345 in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10th February 2009, 09:07 AM
  4. Help with iPod choice please.
    By Kyle in forum General Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 4th January 2007, 10:14 PM
  5. RIS OS Choice
    By paul in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 3rd August 2005, 11:19 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •