I voted for 2, thinking that I'd want to still be able to use an external mouse/trackball if I was gaming on it because I wouldn't want to have to unplug the mouse to mount a USB drive, but then I realized that if it didn't have an ethernet port either, I'd want at least 3.
I think that is most likely actually because someone in the area you moved to was offering DirecTV a better deal than AT&T was in that region. Your main point likely stands, because a merger between AT&T and DirecTV would no doubt preclude them from bundling with other companies except for regions where AT&T has no service coverage whatsoever, but that's likely got little or nothing to do with the upgrade to U-Verse in the area you moved from. In my region, for example, DirecTV will happily bundle you with U-Verse, whereas just a few blocks east of here where I used to live their choice was Time Warner Cable. For all I know this may change from block-to-block, or even building-to-building.
I think you probably aren't aware that Dell has a pretty decent foothold in the market of prefab data center solutions, and compared to a lot of others their servers&racks snap together a lot nicer, and come with a lot more enterprise-friendly tech support. Don't get me wrong, I'm no big fan of Dell so I'm not gonna advertise for them, but if you Google "Dell blade server" I'm sure you'll quickly realize its no laughing matter.
Oh yea, cause I *totally* miss paying long distance fees to send an email to the east coast.
Still stranded on the Mun....
Maybe they should be hiring him to help consult on how to secure the systems instead of trying to intimidate him and silence the truth?
It's not agile.
I'm shocked it was only 10 billion. Asshats.
Oh wait, I wasn't using it. Carry on.
So now its on-par with a equivalent hardware in a PC laptop?
The OEMs for the most part aren't even remotely frightened of the tiny percentage of us using non-Microsoft operating systems.
You're missing the point; you are assuming that the vendors won't all bend over backwards to make Microsoft happy, even if it means scourging the tiny percentage of the market that wants to use other operating systems on their hardware.
It is naive to assume that companies selling motherboards will behave any differently from the ones selling pre-built machines when it comes down to being able to advertise their products as "windows 10 ready"