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    Linux broke my laptop hinge

    When you buy a laptop, you get a warranty for if it breaks. Changing the Operating System on a laptop voids that warranty.

    That seems to be the belief of a London PC World store, if the experiences of one man are anything to go by.
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    Re: Linux broke my laptop hinge

    PC World = jokers.

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    Re: Linux broke my laptop hinge

    He should have gone to Comet instead... Pc world sucks!

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    Re: Linux broke my laptop hinge

    Good God!

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    Re: Linux broke my laptop hinge

    rofl

    Shut them down PLEASE!
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    Re: Linux broke my laptop hinge

    Quote Originally Posted by itslate View Post
    He should have gone to Comet instead... Pc world sucks!
    I can't tell if that was a joke or not?
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    Re: Linux broke my laptop hinge

    this is a known bug with 2.6.22 kernels and the TPM module on some Packard Bell systems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I can't tell if that was a joke or not?
    Comet got better selection than PC world, and better service. I don't understand how anyone can expect good customer service from PC world when it's the most miserable shop in the world.

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    Ah, I was getting confused between Comet and Currys. Currys, of course, is part of DSG just like PC World.
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    Re: Linux broke my laptop hinge

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeere In The Woooooooorld?

    Quote Originally Posted by itslate View Post
    miserable shop in the world.
    Sing along...
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    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Re: Linux broke my laptop hinge

    I was once in pc world handing in a application form when I noticed there uber sli delux gaming pc hp Extreme 7600GT's. Well out of interest I wanted to have a look at it just to see how stupidly expensive it was and what silly name it had, I moved the mouse to the start bar but!........ it BSOD! hahahahahah. I walked out with a big grin on my face.

    I didn't get the job.

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    http://www.comet.co.uk/cometbrowse/p...=specification

    It was all going so well.. and then i noticed the graphics specifications

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    Re: Linux broke my laptop hinge

    Lol oh dear, you couldnt even make it up could you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiternoise View Post
    http://www.comet.co.uk/cometbrowse/p...=specification

    It was all going so well.. and then i noticed the graphics specifications
    lol when you hover the mouse over the little "i" to the right of the words "Dedicated Graphics".

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    Re: Linux broke my laptop hinge

    Linux doesn't damage hinges. Not yet, anyway.
    I dunno... I had OpenSUSE on my laptop for a week and got so frustrated I almost snapped it in half over my knee, that doesn't do the hinges much good

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