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Noting the lack of commentary... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9874098)

... I conclude that nobody gives two shits about Gateway and their crap computers.

Thank you, thank you, I know I'm smart.

He Could Give Us a Choice (1)

Craig Milo Rogers (6076) | more than 9 years ago | (#9874296)

He could offer Linux pre-installed on all their systems. :-)

At the very least, he could have someone fix Gateway's ordering pages. If you try to order, say, a Gateway 310B, it comes with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition by default, the Web page for it shows a message that says "Gateway recommends Microsoft Windows XP Professional." If you select customize, though, you're stuck with XP Home Edition -- there's no XP Professional option!

Chick-fil-a (2, Funny)

eingram (633624) | more than 9 years ago | (#9874925)

Maybe team up with the marketing guys at Chick-fil-a and have cows shoving chicken down your throat and selling you a (linux) computer at the same time.


Or not.

No! (2, Interesting)

macdaddy357 (582412) | more than 9 years ago | (#9875009)

Can Wayne Inouye Save Gateway? No!

Like any desk jockey executive, he will kick back, collecting a multi-million dollar salary plus bonuses that will bankrupt the company, and laugh all the way to the bank. Gateway will be kaput by 2006, and that is a generous estimate.

How Wayne Will Do It (1)

salesgeek (263995) | more than 9 years ago | (#9875316)

After reading the article "cut costs" seems to be the theme... put an e-Machine in a cow print box... voila, your new gateway! Kind of reminds me of the first Toyota/Lexus models...

Times have changed ... (3, Insightful)

zangdesign (462534) | more than 9 years ago | (#9875404)

I remember when I bought my first PC from Gateway - it was a great company then. Good support, decent hardware at a reasonable price, etc.

After all the changes, though, I seriously have to wonder if it's worth saving.

This bit stuck out to me... (3, Interesting)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 9 years ago | (#9875987)

Q: How are you going to compete against Dell, which has lower costs, and HP, which spends more on research and development?

A: I plan to create a cost structure that is lower. That's going to take some time--it doesn't happen overnight. But it will happen fairly quickly.

Does this mean we're going to see the next big price war? I don't really care either way, but anything that brings component prices down is good for me.

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