Dell should force Microsoft to provide a direct link to a Windows 8 .iso that is available free of charge for everyone. Microsofts current online distribution mechanism for Windows 8 is awful. It firstly requires the user to have a functional previous version of Windows installed. Next it does not allow the user to select 32 bit or 64 bit only downloading setup files which correspond to the bit of the previous version of WIndows. Finally it requires the user to pay for an additional product key. It should be noted that users already have a product key with preinstalled Windows 8 but it is hidden within the system's BIOS. They cannot use this product key to download a Windows 8 .iso. Right now everything is downloadable except for Windows which is required to run everything else Dell have available to download. The .iso would allow users to download everything they require for clean installation of Windows which is necessary to resolve many software issues including complete corruption of the Operating System due to Viruses/Malware and also allow users to get back on their feet after common hardware failure such as the hard drive failing. The Windows 8.iso would also allow users to perform StartUp Repair and to repair installations. Moreover a clean Install of Windows offers vastly superior performance to the Dell factory settings especially after Service Packs are released and is documented in my worldwide adopted Windows Reinstallation Guide: http://philipyip.wordpress.com/dell-community-forums/ In addition there are alot of software issues including out of box experiences, the inability to make recovery media using Dell DataSafe which could all be resolved with a Windows Reinstallation DVD or USB. Note with the Windows Reinstallation USB it should be identical to the Reinstalaltion DVD and not have any bundled drivers or software not present in Microsoft retail Windows DVDs. Otherwise it is as useless as the factory settings. Due to the new product activation in the OEm version fo Windows 8 a generic Windows 8 .iso could be used to Clean Install Windows 8 without the need for phone activation. Users should be able to: Download a Windows 8 .iso from Microsoft. Procure a Reinstallation DVD or USB with the system at the time of purchase. Dell used to be great at user customisation but their software options have become increasing limited. The reinstallation DVD or USB is an example of this. The current method of getting a Reinstallation DVD or USB is waiting for the system to arrive and then having to contact Dell Technical Support. This forces users to use the factory settings until the DVD or USB arrives. In which case there can be alot of software issues, the XPS 8500 had alot of user out of the box bad experiences which could have been easily resolved if they had the Reinstallation DVD or USB. Bare in mind also there is only a limited time the user has to send back the system and if they are diagnosing an out of the box experience time is lost waiting for the Reinstallation DVD to arrive. There should be an online form to procure Reinstallation DVD/USBs from Dell for customers outside the US. The US form is here http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/en/backupcd_form?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1&DoNotRedirect=y HP for instance have the ability to request media via an online form in the US, Canada, most European countries and elsewhere http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=bph07143 however the HP Recovery Media are equivalent to the Dell DataSafe Media (i.e. factory settings). There has been many a user dissatisfaction for Dell users requesting recovery media in this poll here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4677/t/19476992.aspx This would improve Dells software services significantly.
Alright we all know how we have to have to run are software and and other things that are important to are computer that makes the computer run well that takes out of are full captiablity of ram and proceesors but if had two rams and processors we could maximize are performance so one processor is ruming the important task are other one is running are programs such as gaming and programs and it not take away from the full capitablity of the processors.nd next we will talk about the whole ram thing ram is really critical when it come to gaming and hardcore computing and so if we just added one for the for the real computer it just going to help bring out the capitablty are ram has.
In past we have seen OS which runs all kind of softwares, then comes OS for mobile which limits to selected and lightwait software.Current market and products: Market is fragmented between OS that run everything (locally e.g. Windows or cloud e.g. Google book) and OS that runs on mobile.Cost and Size of machine and OS depends upon where they are for everything or for mobile. New market and product:Idea here is to have an OS which run only browser i.e. machine which run only browser. So we need to have OS and machine which is trimmed to run only browser.Benefit: Its a new market and product lineIt will bring down costLarge community which need gadget only for internetMore use cases, I will be providing based on further request.
I have been using Dell products for more than 8 years already. What I liked about them, was the ability to cuztomize your laptop in order to fit your needs. For example right now I am thinking of buying Inspiron 5521. However I want it with a Full HD display, which unfortunatelly is not an option anymore. Also I have to say that forcing you to use Windows 8 is equal to torture. First of all Windows 8 is very problems prone (lan card, wireless connectivity) .. and everybody agree that it is tablet oriented ... if I want a 10 inch XPS I migth consider using windows 8 .. otherwise not. So first point : Dell Please ALLOW your customers to choose the OS (at least add an option for windows 7). Second- let us customize our laptops (choosing the processor, amount of ram, hard drive, resolution) give us an option ... I can get a Full HD Dell 5521 with no OS back in my home country but I can't do that in UK. Also consider returning the Studio XPS. It was one of your best products (I am talking about both design and performance).I am really looking forward to see at least the customization option. Oh and when you are shipping a laptop with OS, allow the users to choose which applications to be pre-installed.Best Regards,Andrey
There needs to be an ARM based tablet along the same line as the xps 10 or latitude 10 but with a few enhancements. Keep or improve the keyboard dock of the the XPS 10. Consider implementing a new docking port that alows the tablet to be docked in a flipped position so that when the keyboard is closed the screen can be facing in or out so that a user may keep the tablet in the dock while using their tablet touch only. Add a Wacom graphics tablet style preasure sensitive touch pen feature to the tablet to enable handwriten note taking, diagram drawing, or anotations on pdf documents, ebooks, powerpoint slides etc.. DITCH WINDOWS!!!! The market has spoken no one wants an ARM based windows tablet. Other than microsoft office there are no apps for the OS. Windows slows down the device, waists the storage capacity, and inflates the cost of the tablets. Windows RT also prevents users from installing a different OS if they would prefer to do so. Instead use Android as there is actual app support. Consider using Ubuntu touch when it is ready. Switch to a 16:10 or 4:3 display in the tablet and also consider using a high PPI screen. 16:10 looks better and a higher resolution would be beneficial to drawing and writing. Make the tablet price competitive with other android tablets. By ditching windows you will have eliminated most of the extra cost so that should not be a big problem. Allow users to unlock the bootloader and make open source drivers available.
this tablet android operating system must have this pear also declines somehow should allow running applications. exe
With the disaster that Windows 8 has been, Dell would be better served if it started offering machines with Linux. In the past I've tried buying a few machines with Ubuntu preinstalled and I gave up when I saw that a machine with a free OS was costing more than a machine with Windows.Unless Dell wants to bet it's future on a product like Windows, it should give serious thought to offering Linux or no OS at all. Linux is sufficienly advanced to the point where major hardware is supported out of the box. I ran Ubuntu and OS X on a Vostro 1520 with 4GB RAM for a year and was so pleased with the stability of Linux and OS X that I ended up buying a MacBookPro.I have now been running my home network which has a couple of Macs, a Dell precision, a Dell Optiplex and a Dell Poweredge since 2010 Windows free and I've never been happier. My Dells happily run Ubuntu/Mint and I no longer have to patch the OS everyday, constantly worry about viruses and constantly have to pay for subscription charges for Firewall and antivirus software. The best part is the same machine runs so much better with Linux compared to Windows. Just look at the amount of memory Windows and its drivers/Antivirus/Firewall take even before you run anything and then compare it with what's loaded when Linux runs on the same machine.Whether Dell makes the move away from Windows or not is up to Dell, I would definitely consider buying a Dell if it came with Linux/no OS and was cheaper than the same machine running Windows. I could never quite understand why a machine with Windows is cheaper than Linux or no OS at all. Is Microsoft paying to subsidize the cost?Wake up Dell and listen or you find yourself in a situation where you wish you had!!
When looking to buy a laptop, the available configuration options are very limited. There are a few base models to choose from, and it's not possible to customize each base configuration. For example the screen resolution, CPU, RAM and factory-loaded OS are fixed and can't be changed.This can really put potential buyers off, because in order to get a desired feature (e.g. 1920x1080 screen instead of a horrible low-res 1366x768 one) the only choice is a high-end model costing hundreds of dollars more. As opposed to being able to upgrade the screen on a lower-end model for much less.Take for example the Vostro 3560 page at http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/vostro-3560/pdThere are four base models, priced at $569, $699, $719, $999. Only the $999 one has a 1920x1080 screen. If the $569 model would be fine for me except for its screen, am I going to pay $430 extra for the high-end model? Or am I going to check out competitors' products?Another strange thing is the factory-loaded OS. Only the $719 model has Windows 8, the rest have Windows 7 SP1. So if I buy the $999 high-end model to get the high-res screen, I can't have Windows 8. [Windows 8 Pro includes downgrade rights to Windows 7.]
For those of us who have tried windows 8 and dislike it,you should give windows 7 an option, always.Or give an option of windows 8 pro (for $35. no more than $35) so we can download on our own.
While Microsoft would claim Secure Boot is about device security it has not gone unnoticed that the true effect of this technology is to secure Microsoft's market share.Secure also has the following effects: Reduces system recovery options as the presence of secure boot makes using third party OS independent recovery tools difficult to impossible. Prevents non-technical users from exploring "alternative" operating systems. The presence of Secure Boot prevents users from even booting into a live CD. Many Linux and BSD distributions are distributed on Live CDs. Secure Boot promotes the OS monoculture that has given rise to the malware issues that the world currently faces. Most malware attacks will not be prevented by Secure Boot because they rely on social engineering to circumvent security measures and do not attack the boot sector or the OS kernel. Secure Boot gives Microsoft an unreasonable level of control over hardware they did not manufacture. The introduction of Secure Boot is arguably an anti-competetive move on Microsoft's part. Microsoft unilaterally introduced this technology while threatening to exclude OEM's from the Windows 8 logo program if they did not comply. While it could be argued that Secure Boot can be dissabled on most systems. Most OEMs, including Dell are not entierly forthcoming with clear information on how this is accomplished. In deed on some OEMs PCs it seems Secure Boot must first be dissabled from within Windows 8 it's self before it can be dissabled in the UEFI firmware.Secure Boot is an entirely unnessesary complication in the boot process of modern PCs. It should be removed and abandond.