Tell HP Your Opinion
Over the last two years or so, I have switched from using Dell computers to HP, mainly because I was interested in 64-bit computing, and for a while Dell did not sell any computers with AMD64 chips. They seem to have shifted away from the Intel-only policy but as far as I am concerned, it is too late.
Besides, I like the sturdiness of HP machines better (I own an Pavilion desktop and a DV6000z laptop). Great hardware.
They also work great with Linux, which brings me to the point of this post. We do not use Windows at home, yet anytime I buy a new machine, I have to pay for Winblows. There's no way to find a bare-bones HP machine. I sent them an email to express my frustration, and I invite you to do the same.
They are already being sued in Europe (http://www.itworld.com/Comp/1214/061215frenchhp/) and I hope it sends them the right signal.