Wednesday, January 23rd 2008

Dell, Microsoft Team Up to Sell Red Computers

Dell and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to sell "Red computers", donating up to $80 for every one sold to fund AIDS-fighting drugs in Africa. Dell will start selling two (Red) laptops and one desktop running Microsoft Windows Vista on Friday. The two companies will donate $50 for a laptop and $80 for a desktop to the Global Fund, which finances health programs in Africa. The "Red PCs" will have a distinctive red casing and the Windows interface will feature a red background and sidebar. Microsoft said it expects "several hundred thousand" Red Dell PCs to be sold in 2008.Source: Reuters
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26 Comments on Dell, Microsoft Team Up to Sell Red Computers

#1
xfire
They are trying to shove vista down consumers throats in the name of charity. Shame on them
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#2
jds21
Yup vista has AIDS. Accquired Intelligence/Interface deficiency sindrome. They are try to shove vista down consumers throats in the name of charity. Shame on them
hey i agree that Vista has a long way to go but joking about a serious illness is not called for.... clever acronym but really... I'm sure if someone with AIDS actually read that, they wouldn't smiling
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#3
Triprift
Bravo ms aids is a huge problem particuarly in Africa and any help im sure would be greatly appreciated.
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#4
jds21
I must admit, its good to see major corporations working for charity... very refreshing.... Gates has his heart in the right place with all of his charity work
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#5
xfire
by: jds21
hey i agree that Vista has a long way to go but joking about a serious illness is not called for.... clever acronym but really... I'm sure if someone with AIDS actually read that, they wouldn't smiling
deleting it.
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#6
thoughtdisorder
Glad to see that some major corps are stepping up on this very real horror that is Aids. Frankly, it's about time. :toast:
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#7
Morgoth
send guns to africa and wait
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#8
WhiteLotus
it is good to see companies doing this kind of thing. however Gates already donates huge amounts to charities around the world, so i am taking this with a pinch of salt. you got to admit it is a way to get people to get Vista - but at least the money will go to a good cause


and Morgoth - i do sort of agree with you people are constantly trying to prune away the dead branches of Africa's society but not realizing that it is the entire tree that is dead. they need to go back to square one and start again in my opinion. however a counter argument is that when all the dust settles who takes control? the cycle will start again. Education is the best way to encourage Africa.
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#9
Darkrealms
Unfortunatly there was a well placed statement in a recent movie Lord of War where a couple of hookers said Why worry about something that will kill you in 10 years when you can die tomorrow.
I'm not sure if I would thank MS or Dell or not for this. Sound limited and a way for MS to dump Vista on people.

Unfortunately I can say I have some agreements with xfire and Morgoth, but at the same time hopefully it will help.
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#10
jds21
by: xfire
deleting it.
Thank you....
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#11
ex_reven
What is it with everyone saying that computer sold with vista is an attempt to shove the OS down peoples throats?

What do you expect them to do, offer a free linux alternative?
I dont even know how the hell to use linux, having never tried and never being bothered to. So you can hardly expect them to offer normal customers an OS they have never even heard of and expect it to sell.

To any customer, newer must = better. By their logic theyd rather have Vista than XP. They dont know that vista sucks, even if its right in front of their eyes.

I say let them enjoy their ignorance, and let us enjoy our knowlege and be content in the thought that we are better than those noobs :roll:
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#12
jds21
^^ +1 to that

Most pre-built system and laptops now comes with Vista as standard.... i honestly don't think that it is much of a shock...
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#13
strick94u
Face it Bill Gates and his foundation have done enormance good around the world. If Dell and MS want to do some kind of good buy giveing people a chance to buy a new pc and feel good about it. As far as vista its a decent operating system for the masses:laugh:
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#14
xfire
by: ex_reven
What is it with everyone saying that computer sold with vista is an attempt to shove the OS down peoples throats?

What do you expect them to do, offer a free linux alternative?
I dont even know how the hell to use linux, having never tried and never being bothered to. So you can hardly expect them to offer normal customers an OS they have never even heard of and expect it to sell.

To any customer, newer must = better. By their logic theyd rather have Vista than XP. They dont know that vista sucks, even if its right in front of their eyes.

I say let them enjoy their ignorance, and let us enjoy our knowlege and be content in the thought that we are better than those noobs :roll:
Don't take this in a bad way but you are also being ignorant by not trying linux.
I know people say that they have to learn linux if they want to how to use it but then most of those people don't know how to use windows properly.
Linux isn't as bad as people say it is. People just hate it when their hardware doesn't work and wow never to try it again and I know that feeling cause the first time I tried it it didnot work. It took me some 3-4 distros and about 10 tries to get everything right.
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#15
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: xfire
They are trying to shove vista down consumers throats in the name of charity. Shame on them
agreed.. also

red computers?!?! whatever happend to the green ones? is red the new green? sorry.. having a drunk moment lol.
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#17
Triprift
If it was someone other than ms ppl would be like how lovely am im i wrong i hope so.
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#18
xfire
Think about it
1.Why not for comps with xp
2.Why make seperate "red" systems. I am sure they will price the red desktops $80 extra they give to the fund and $50 for the laptop.
3.
Microsoft said it expects "several hundred thousand" Red Dell PCs to be sold in 2008
Indirectly "We plan to fool customers into buying these in the name of charity"
Couldn't M$ just donate money. You don't see intel doing this sort of stuff.
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#19
Triprift
Ok so of Linux was on the dells would you be badmouthing them id say no.
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#20
candle_86
by: ex_reven
What is it with everyone saying that computer sold with vista is an attempt to shove the OS down peoples throats?

What do you expect them to do, offer a free linux alternative?
I dont even know how the hell to use linux, having never tried and never being bothered to. So you can hardly expect them to offer normal customers an OS they have never even heard of and expect it to sell.

To any customer, newer must = better. By their logic theyd rather have Vista than XP. They dont know that vista sucks, even if its right in front of their eyes.

I say let them enjoy their ignorance, and let us enjoy our knowlege and be content in the thought that we are better than those noobs :roll:
Vista isn't bad, its a great OS, and alot more secure than XP ever hoped to be, but these measures also make it resource hungry and poor for gaming.
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#21
candle_86
by: xfire
Don't take this in a bad way but you are also being ignorant by not trying linux.
I know people say that they have to learn linux if they want to how to use it but then most of those people don't know how to use windows properly.
Linux isn't as bad as people say it is. People just hate it when their hardware doesn't work and wow never to try it again and I know that feeling cause the first time I tried it it didnot work. It took me some 3-4 distros and about 10 tries to get everything right.
I love ubuntu, use it as my second OS, and works great for my "sepcial" google image searches, cause i totally dont get spyware :D
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#22
xfire
Well if its a scam to shove linux down people throats I would.
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#23
Darkrealms
by: Triprift
Ok so of Linux was on the dells would you be badmouthing them id say no.
I don't think you are looking at the full picture Linux any version = FREE MS Windows = ~$100 - $330. There is a big difference, who would there be to complain about with Linux? If MS was conserned about being able to charge for their current product these would have XP because its old, its a Vista stunt.
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#24
genci88
by: candle_86
I love ubuntu, use it as my second OS, and works great for my "sepcial" google image searches, cause i totally dont get spyware :D
Oh hey, you're that scammer that got banned from Rage3D. Still hanging around on the internets, eh?
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#25
genci88
by: moshpit
Morons :p
Agreed. :D
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