[Esa-l]Hybris and oemcomputer

Phil Pennock pdp at nl.demon.net
Thu Jul 12 18:12:44 PDT 2001

On 2001-07-12 at 21:08 -0400, David Collantes wrote:
> > "oemcomputer" seems to be the default hostname chosen by something in
> > Windows, perhaps Outlook, when you get Windows pre-installed on a system
> > and don't take steps to change it.

> I do not think so. OEMCOMPUTER is the name of the PC given by OEM resellers
> as the default. It is not Microsoft, it is the reseller who does it
> (Microsoft does not install OS on resellers computers).

And you don't consider it such a remarkable coincidence that most of the
OEM retailers in the world choose exactly the same name?

Or is it perhaps a default, and the retailers don't know to change it?
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