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    I just got a telephone call from a service scheduler informing me that the replacement R410 motherboard I received several weeks ago contains spyware in its embedded systems management firmware, and wanting to schedule an additional service call for a tech to come clean it off.
    That'll be a new one for tech support. LOL
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    I saw this yesterday; amazing! This follows the lawsuit involving Dell and defective capacitors in Optiplex motherboards. I believe the Optiplex line is in Dell's business PC lineup. If the charges against Dell are accurate, this constitutes a real blow for Dell's reputation.

    You can read more about the Dell lawsuit in this ZDNet blog.
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    Good article, and very few people would ever think to open up the case of their newly purchased computer and examine
    the board and it's components.
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