quote:The reason that this service doesn't exist in the form you specify is most likely that the cost/benefit can't be justified by anyone who has looked at it.
quote:You idea for an all-in-one service/support/update shop on the other hand could take a dozen people a couple years of programming and infrastructure to get it in place (look at Windows Update).
quote:You're basically getting at the fundamental difference in mindset between a lot of PC enthusiasts and Mac users. There is no right answer as to which is better. The problem is, the PC world has been heading in a different direction than Apple for decades, and trying to shift that whole world-view to become like the Apple world-view is nearly impossible for one
quote: I would rather have maximum performance. Other people feel the same way. That's why I overclock, buy aftermarket CPU coolers, etc.
quote:Gee, I seem to be describing Microsoft Update again.... I for one am not going to create a company based on beating Microsoft at a feature they're already pursuing; others are welcome to try.
quote: If you want "personal support" on a reasonable PC, pay me $75 per hour every time you need me to come out and I'll come over and trouble-shoot/upgrade/etc. your PC.
quote: bios and driver updates should only be applied in a 'if it ain't broke' way. Not many people at home have UPSs so imagine a power failure during a motherboard bios update
quote:For a SFF computer this should literally have flames shooting out the back.