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Re: debian 8

On 14/04/2015, Bret Busby <bret.busby@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14/04/2015, Petter Adsen <petter@synth.no> wrote:
> <snip>
>> I am also a little wary of his statement that it took them two _weeks_
>> to examine a machine he delivered to them for service. Where I live, a
>> small place in Norway, the people I use will normally do things within
>> a few hours. And it's not like they have lots of competition, either.
> When I took the computer in, they told me that the delay was due to
> their workload, and I believe that they were working on the premise
> that it was likely something alot more than it ended up being, such as
> a failed motherboard; but, even for a ten to fifteen minute job, if
> they stopped what they were working on, to deal with problems that are
> brought into them, as the new problems are brough in to them, they
> would take much longer to complete the work that they had been working
> on. It is a principle used in operating system task scheduling, with
> (I believe) pre-emptive multitasking - unless a particular task has
> higher priority, my understanding is that scheduling works on a FIFO
> (First In, First Out) basis, so that work is done in the order that it
> is received, and, if they had a backlog, with them being the sole
> service provider, I simply had to wait my turn. It is queue
> processing, as in a linked list - where additions to the list, are
> added at the tail of the list, and, removals are removed from the head
> of the list.
> The shop where I took the computer to have it repaired, was a
> contractor that was the sole provider for the Perth (capital of
> Western Australia) metropolitan area, for servicing under a retail
> chain's extended warranty service. And, it was a claim under an
> extended warranty.

Oh, and I believe that the population of the "Perth metropolitan area"
is now supposed to have reached about 2.5 million people.

But, this newer computer, would be subject to the manufacturer's
warranty, and has not yet got to the extended warranty time.

So, depending on the nature of the problem (I assume that the flashing
blue light is indicative of the nature of the problem), it may simply
be a case of the computer being replaced (in which case, I would want
the HDD swapped over).

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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