Well, if you get past their impossible interview process....
Don't bother applying unless you can answer the following vague. open-ended question that you could not possibly prepare for during the limited time of an interview:
"If you were to build amazon.com today, how would you do it?"
It's pretty much a "day in the life" for HP to make people redundant. I'm convinced they only do it to boost their stock price.
If you look at the HP Origins movie which they show to all new hires, HP brags of a company that cares about it's employees.
Excuse me while I feel violently ill. Maybe that used to be the case when Bill and Dave were alive..... but now....?
How the mighty have fallen. It's very sad watching that video.
The real problem for HP is that they now make "Made in China" crap and ride on their brand name and it's past glories. I can't think of a worse brand for computers now. Quality seems to be an afterthought in the drive to produce stuff that only barely just scrapes past the warranty period. Every HP I have come across has had some lingering issue with it. Dead and dying keyboards, broken hinges off the bottom of laptops, laptops that fall apart, random blue-screens on their business docks, glitchy displays, Windows 10 upgrades that cause serious display issues, their custom HP BIOS that blocks third party hardware from being used (forcing the consumer to endure phone support to buy HP parts at greatly inflated prices), their printers from barring 3rd party ink through firmware updates, etc. etc. etc. and that's just what I've seen.
Sure all brands have the occasional bad egg, but HP seem to create more than others.
And yet, HP equipment floods the market where I live, and given the choice... it's just cheap and nasty.
So these days they're almost irrelevant in the consumer space. Microsoft pushed people away from Windows with Windows 8 and has been scrambling to bring them back. Then of course most computers these days are good enough for most people and don't need to be upgraded constantly.
Then, you have iPads for most people who just want email and to surf the internet
Then you have Macs for most people who want to do stuff rather than wrestle with a computer
That said, Windows computer issues keeps most home IT techs in business.... as they'd otherwise be working for HP.... if HP didn't send their jobs overseas.
FreeBSD has been traditionally used in ISPs, primarily for it's networking.
It also supports native ZFS for storage
It's usually been the base OS for other projects like pfsense, and FreeNAS
Also given it's licence, any changes made to the source don't have to be shared... so code gets creatively "borrowed" from it a lot.
Just ask Apple.
Interesting. An ISP I worked at used BSDi in it's formative years.... the proprietary version of BSD from which 386BSD originated.
The ISP runs FreeBSD now, of course.
Speaking of which.... FreeBSD 11 is due for release any day now....
The iphone starting from iOS10 doesn't slide to unlock anymore!!
Apple has had non-user replaceable batteries since the original iPhone (almost 10 years now) and they haven't lost a billion in valuation due to that.
iPhones have had battery recalls. Moreover many iPhones, pods and pads have suffered unusually short battery lifetimes. My kids had two iPod touch 5th generation both purchased at the same Apple Store on the same day and both used nearly identically and charged on the same charger the same amount of time yet one battery failed within 6 months and the other is fine after two years. Apple has been lucky with fires and they did lose stock value over the issues with iPhone 5, just not a billion dollars like Samsung.
To do two things at once is to do neither. -- Publilius Syrus