well toshiba like to say they can run with any system.
there are toshiba hardware things on the system like the modem, and some other
protection systems finger print scanners and the like but most of it is generic.
The issue I have with dels in general is the fact that once you install the
system it makes a default account, however thats not to bad, except after
install you need to load resource and experience and media cds on the system.
using site you then have to install drivers from visual programs.
ofcause I tell most to just give me the modem, network, cd/dvd drive, cpu,
other system hardware and sound.
The only good thing so far is that most dels I come accross use soundmax as
This is crap but works for most part.
Another company I hate is nec but maybe because I got a system with a faulty
fan and something else.
after updating bios I got the system beeping and well after that that was that
the system was all dead.
On that subject since I would imagine we will have to shut this down soon thats
another reason I like toshiba.
The bios update software function is internal, I think there is a limited dos
inside the bios to update it.
The software is smart to compair the version of itself against the version
If both are the same, or the version is newer than itself it won't upgrade.
if the version of the bios is older then it does.
it also beeps in the right places.
one beep to start then the system beeps, in fact it may even shut down and
reboot back into the os afterwards.
With no effect what so ever.
Nec update booted into its own dos.
check the bios, and run.
However for whatever reason the software just updated without checking.
and on checking realised things were the same fell over after deleting the
entire bios ofcause.
Thats one reason that I have not switched to a desktop, I also like the
quietness of the system and the fact I can take it round.
on that note though, do toshiba do desktops?
if so I am so upgrading the main system to a toshiba.
At 05:37 a.m. 3/01/2010, you wrote:
>Very true. Plus I've noticed Toshiba is pretty open to the idea of supporting
>other operating systems besides Windows. Del does as well, but I've found a
>few brands like Averatec that are almost impossible to run anything but
>Windows on it. So add the reliability of the Toshiba notebooks with the fact
>they use pretty generic hardware makes them one of my favorite brands. I've
>yet to find one I haven't liked, or had any serious issues with.
>shaun everiss wrote:
>>well the reason I like toshiba over most stuff is that it hardly crashes.
>>the satelites do a bit more but they are stable.
>>the tecra is almost indestructible.
>>though its come close.
>>The major selling point about toshiba over other systems is because its got
>>almost accessible programs, and full access from the os to the bios
>>including changing settings on the fly.
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