Slashdot: Troubled Times at Gateway
This Slashdot thread
discusses the BusinessWeek article
re: the departure of the Gateway
CEO and what does this mean for the company, blah blah. The thread quickly turned into a "Gateway sucks!" bulletin board (as these things do), and I'm quickly realizing that I'm apparently THE ONLY PERSON WHO STILL LOVES GATEWAY.
I do. I have NEVER had a problem with a Gateway product, and I have owned:
- a refurbished Gateway laptop in 2000/2001 (I can't remember the model)
- one of the first Gateway Profiles off the line, which I used from 2001-2003 or so. That machine is still in use at our office.
- my current laptop, which I've had since '03 and was one of the first off the line then: the M675, 17" display, P4 2.8GHz, 512MB RAM. The ONLY issue with this machine is the loud fan, but it's not broken
, just loud, and Gateway put in a new fan with the next generation of these laptops (my buddy has one of those).
So that's six years of Gateway stuff, including peripherals, and I've been happy the entire time. In fact, when I was considering a new laptop (as in "looking at the new Gateway laptops and thinking how nice a new one would be even though I don't need one") I only looked at Gateway products specifically because they're the company with which I
am most comfortable. The company everyone hates, the company that seems to be going down the tubes, poised for a buyout from someone. Figures.