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    Microsoft and Dell team up to go (RED)

    Later this week, Microsoft and Dell will announce three (RED) PCs in an effort to raise awareness and money for women and children affected by HIV in Africa.
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    Re: Microsoft and Dell team up to go (RED)

    If i give a toss about a charity, i will (and belive it or not, i do) donate to it.

    I do not want a bumper sticker, i do not want a god awful breach birth of a mobile phone coloured red to tell people just how caring i am.

    People are ding of HIV in Africa, i know this, as do most people here, but the idea of making a fassion statement out of someone's frankly rude waste of money, by giving a insignificant fraction (see how much the whole RED campagin and bono have cost, vrs how much generated) is really just too far.

    Fact of the matter is, i'd sooner get a smoothie at the station, than pay for enough HIV medicene to help someone live for a week. Most days i make this choice (be it normally implicit) and as the people are doing a very good trade, i'm not alone in this.

    The pretence of Faux-Concerne for others should die out. Everyone who buys one of these should take a good long hard think about themself.
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    Re: Microsoft and Dell team up to go (RED)

    You think the people buying from Dell are trying to make a fashion statement?

    And who gives crap if they are? Literally, who is it hurting. In fact, I'd go as far to say, them making a seemingly pretentious fashion statement and you being a little upset is totally worth the price of the HIV medicine. Stop worrying about them. Its gonna be ok.
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    Less of the swearing in posts please.

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    Re: Microsoft and Dell team up to go (RED)

    Apologies.

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    Re: Microsoft and Dell team up to go (RED)

    I dont like Dells attitude. They are charging more for a "RED" product, then giving less than half of the extra cost to charity.
    That smelly fishy to me...

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    Re: Microsoft and Dell team up to go (RED)

    Indeed. Nice breakdown of that on engadget right now.

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