“Qantas is issuing an advisory to all passengers on its flights on the safe use of Dell notebooks following the recall of 4.1 million batteries announced by the PC manufacturer last week,” Louisa Hearn reports for The Sydney Morning Herald.
“The airline said that although passengers would be allowed to carry their Dells either as checked or cabin baggage, they could only use them on battery power or through the aircraft power supply available in some first and business class cabins once they have first removed the batteries from the unit,” Hearn reports.
MacDailyNews Take: How do people use a Dell laptop “on battery power once they have first removed the batteries from the unit?” Just asking, that’s all. They must mean using an external battery like a PowerPad or something, we guess.
Hearn continues, “Cabin crew will be advising passengers of the measures which apply to all Dell laptops said a Qantas spokeswoman.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: First, Dell laptops running Windows are not safe on the Internet, now they’re not even safe on planes. Have fun reading the in-flight magazine and overpriced catalog, Dell users. After that, enjoy staring at the seat-back (or listening to your iPod, of course). You didn’t blow your cash on a discontinued Dell DJ or DJ Ditty, too, did you?!
Imagine being a hapless Dell laptop sufferer, stuck in the middle seat, surrounded by gorgeous (and operating) Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pros.
What’s next for Dell owners you ask? Why, Get a Mac, of course. You’ve had more than enough ugly (hardware and software) in your personal computing life.
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