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    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

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    Dell and netgear, they never ever break!
    Except when kids kick the dells.......

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    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
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    Have to side with Potato-Peeler on the Dell & Netgear devices and I like Xerox MFP's too

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    Dell Dell Dell as a personal opinion

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    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

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    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.
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    Dell and Toshiba for PCs and laptops
    NEC for projectors
    SMART for interactive whiteboards

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    Dell for PCs, HP for networking equipment, FOG for my fave piece of software and Sun equipment for servers and storage solutions!

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    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.
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    HP for switches and servers
    Toshiba for our laptops

    And pretty much like all the apple kit

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    Having spent a large part of today scripting with them (quiet day at work), PowerShell and .net Framework.

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    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

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    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

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    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 ]

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