recommendations for hardware computer support in Bombay
I'm located in South Bombay, near the Marine Lines station on the Western
I'm looking for recommendations for someone who can assist me with my
hardware computer needs. I've been using the same small company for a
number of years - the first time was 2009, I think. They handle both
hardware and software. This company has technicians that come out to your
place to handle stuff. I've been using the same person nearly all that
time - he's my preferred person. His name is Milind. But recently it has
become harder and harder to get him, apparently because he is too busy and
senior to deal with the small jobs that I need. My experience with the
other technicians in that company has generally not been great. Though,
having found someone who suits me, I've not been inclined to experiment.
Most recently, I've been trying to get an appointment since the beginning
of August, and Milind has still not shown up. I think I've written to him
and his boss (the company owner) at least 5 times.
I'm generally reluctant to experiment with new people in India, because
India is crazy and it's hard to find reasonable people. So when I find
someone reasonable I tend to stay with them. But this is really getting a
bit too much. So, I'm writing to ask if anyone here has recommendations
for a good hardware person. I mostly need basic hardware support. I use
Debian, and someone who is familiar with Linux-based systems would be a
plus, but it's not critical, because I can generally handle software
issues myself with some help from the net, and Debian is generally quite
well-behaved. Milind's company does do some Linux support (Ubuntu, for
example), but as far as I can tell none of their people know much about
it. Milind certainly doesn't.
Summary - I need a reliable and competent hardware technician, but I don't
have any fancy requirements, and he does not need to know about
Unix/Linux, though it would be a plus. References appreciated.
Sometimes I think it would be easier to just handle hardware stuff myself,
but I already have too much to do.
Regards, Faheem Mitha