I log on to these forums to try and get useful info, and NOT to listen to the rantings of opinionated posters (that's you Picard!) who can't be bother to read and or comprehend the posts of others. Give your opinion once and then move on!!!
And while I'M ranting...someone posted an abbreviated yet extensive history of the DVD format evolution because...I'm guessing they like to here themselves type!!! Has nothing to do with the forum topic and certainly was not requested by anyone!
Pretty soon this will degrade into derision of corporate influence in the computer market.
And BTW, did someone here actually say that HP and DELL were NOT technology leaders??? OK, they don't invent new technology, but they disseminate it to the masses. If IBM invents something and DELL and HP don't sell it....well you figure it out!