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    HP to buy 3Com

    BBC NEWS | Business | HP in deal to buy 3Com for $2.7bn

    Interesting move to make, at an interesting time (bearing the economy in mind).

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    mmm it seems that HP wants to expand their business in china.
    curious what would happen with current 3com products...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bio View Post
    mmm it seems that HP wants to expand their business in china.
    curious what would happen with current 3com products...
    My hope is that they put them all in a big pit and set fire to them But that's just me

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    My hope is that they put them all in a big pit and set fire to them But that's just me
    They're not that bad are they???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs_mjs View Post
    They're not that bad are they???
    Well, my experiences of them have been. The words used by a friend of mine was 'annoying white cr*p', to describe their SuperStack III stuff, and you know what they say - once burned, twice shy.

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    3com is a bit sketchy at times and support well - 3 1/2 hours just in a que once - enaough said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Well, my experiences of them have been. The words used by a friend of mine was 'annoying white cr*p', to describe their SuperStack III stuff, and you know what they say - once burned, twice shy.
    I have to disagree with you here... We use 4400 and 5500's and have no problems at all with them. If one is broke (had 4300's that were not good) then we send them to 3com and get another one back..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bio View Post
    I have to disagree with you here... We use 4400 and 5500's and have no problems at all with them. If one is broke (had 4300's that were not good) then we send them to 3com and get another one back..

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    We've got superstack 3 here, had no real issues our 'core' switch died once but was replaced by 3com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bio View Post
    I have to disagree with you here... We use 4400 and 5500's and have no problems at all with them. If one is broke (had 4300's that were not good) then we send them to 3com and get another one back..

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    You just said you had 4300's that were 'not good'... So, you're happy with a supplier even though their product had issues? Generally, if I find an entire line of a product is 'not good' then I don't sing the company's praise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    You just said you had 4300's that were 'not good'... So, you're happy with a supplier even though their product had issues? Generally, if I find an entire line of a product is 'not good' then I don't sing the company's praise.
    Makes me wonders which product you buy ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bio View Post
    Makes me wonders which product you buy ?

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    I stick with HP - never had an issue with them, no breakdowns, no glitches etc... Which is one of the reasons I fear this merger...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I stick with HP - never had an issue with them, no breakdowns, no glitches etc... Which is one of the reasons I fear this merger...
    Point taken.... i think HP will continue their procurve products and bleed out the 3com products. Although they could benefit from huawei's engineers that have expertise from cisco's IOS code.
    We'll see

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