Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

June 5, 2009

Weird Dell Keyboard

Filed under: General — Tags: , — Khaled A. @ 8:18 pm

If you press shift+. or shift+, you get > and <. All keyboards are doing that wether they are Macs or Windows based machines. So why is Dell, at least Dell Middle East, is having a redundant print?

Dell keyboard fail

Picture was taken from a Dell XPS Studio 1640 sold in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. And all other Dells have the same print. None Dell computers don’t have this annoying problem. I had to write the > and < on a family member’s brand new Dell XPS as a temporarily solution.

October 4, 2008

Microsoft extends Windows XP downgrade option 6 months

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , — Khaled A. @ 4:29 pm

It’s no surprise that I prefer Windows XP over Windows Vista (even on my high end quad core machine). Microsoft is feeling the pressure and gives OEM partners (Dell, etc) six more months to offer Windows XP downgrade options to their Windows Vista machines! That option was available until the 31st January 2009 now they extended it to the 31st of July 2009.

It’s been a while since I bought a Windows based machine, I either buy a Mac or built it myself. But I noticed that most if not all the computers sold in Saudi Arabia come with Windows Vista and as far as I know they offer no Windows XP downgrade options. And you can’t buy Windows XP and install it on those computers because no Windows XP drivers were included with those computers!

If you know of any of the dealers who are offering Windows XP downgrade options then please share them with us in the comments section!

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