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Can Wayne Inouye Save Gateway? 9

XaviorPenguin writes "In a recent interview with new Chief Executive of Gateway Computers, Wayne Inouye describes to what he plans to do with the company. In March of this year, he became the CEO of Gateway replacing Ted Waitt after Gateway had bought out eMachines. talks with Wayne Inouye with a first time interview after becoming CEO."
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Can Wayne Inouye Save Gateway?

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  • He could offer Linux pre-installed on all their systems. :-)

    At the very least, he could have someone fix Gateway's ordering pages. If you try to order, say, a Gateway 310B, it comes with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition by default, the Web page for it shows a message that says "Gateway recommends Microsoft Windows XP Professional." If you select customize, though, you're stuck with XP Home Edition -- there's no XP Professional option!
  • Chick-fil-a (Score:3, Funny)

    by eingram ( 633624 ) on Tuesday August 03, 2004 @10:10PM (#9874925)
    Maybe team up with the marketing guys at Chick-fil-a and have cows shoving chicken down your throat and selling you a (linux) computer at the same time.


    Or not.
  • No! (Score:3, Interesting)

    by macdaddy357 ( 582412 ) <> on Tuesday August 03, 2004 @10:26PM (#9875009)
    Can Wayne Inouye Save Gateway? No!

    Like any desk jockey executive, he will kick back, collecting a multi-million dollar salary plus bonuses that will bankrupt the company, and laugh all the way to the bank. Gateway will be kaput by 2006, and that is a generous estimate.

  • After reading the article "cut costs" seems to be the theme... put an e-Machine in a cow print box... voila, your new gateway! Kind of reminds me of the first Toyota/Lexus models...
  • by zangdesign ( 462534 ) on Tuesday August 03, 2004 @11:31PM (#9875404) Journal
    I remember when I bought my first PC from Gateway - it was a great company then. Good support, decent hardware at a reasonable price, etc.

    After all the changes, though, I seriously have to wonder if it's worth saving.
  • I hope not. Die Gateway Die (it's german).
  • by Captain Splendid ( 673276 ) <capsplendid&gmail,com> on Wednesday August 04, 2004 @01:10AM (#9875987) Homepage Journal
    Q: How are you going to compete against Dell, which has lower costs, and HP, which spends more on research and development?

    A: I plan to create a cost structure that is lower. That's going to take some time--it doesn't happen overnight. But it will happen fairly quickly.

    Does this mean we're going to see the next big price war? I don't really care either way, but anything that brings component prices down is good for me.

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