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Ascent of Ubuntu GNU/Linux

It does pay to have salesmen, especially those who sell software cheaply to OEMs…“Dell are to more than double the number of its Chinese retail stores stocking Ubuntu-loaded laptops, Canonical has announced. “ see Dell To Expand Ubuntu Retail Presence in … Continue reading

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Dell and HP! Your Folly Is Not Clinging To Consumer PC business But M$

Two of the biggest OEMs of PCs have buried their heads in the sands of Wintel so far they don’t see the real problem, that M$ is raking off the profits, leaving them with tiny margins. “Dell clings to the … Continue reading

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Dell Giving M$ a Free Ride

Clearly, M$ charges OEMs a hefty price per licence. Just look at their latest cheat-sheet: $4.6billions for 70million PCs, about $65 each… Then why does Dell promote “7” by charging $20 less than GNU/Linux on identical hardware? Are they charging … Continue reading

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And It Came To Pass, Small Cheap Computers Rule The World

“Rumour loving Digitimes reports that several major vendors, including Lenovo, HP, Toshiba, Acer and Asus will launch Intel based convertibles sometime in the third quarter. Lenovo will lead the way and it will introduce its first Android based notebook a … Continue reading

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Confirmed. It’s Time To Throw M$ Out Of The Boat Before It Sinks.

“Global notebook shipments suffered a drop in the first quarter, down 14.1% sequentially and 13.7% on year, the sharpest decline in the notebook industry’s history, showing the current weak status of the industry, according to Digitimes Research’s latest notebook report … Continue reading

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Wintel Contracts Sharply – IDC

“Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13), down -13.9% compared to the same quarter in 2012 and worse than the forecast decline of -7.7%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly … Continue reading

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Dell Offers Identical Hardware With Ubuntu GNU/Linux or That Other OS

Competition on price/performance? Who needs that? We all do and Dell is giving us real choice: “The Sputnik costs £899 – which makes it £120 cheaper than the comparable XPS 13 model pre-installed with Windows 8, which sells for £1,019.” see Dell … Continue reading

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Leveraged Buyout of Dell Planned

Well, M$ is just going to be a creditor, not a shareholder in the new Dell. That’s good unless Dell dies under the burden of debt. If Michael Dell can revitalize the company with enough growth to pay back the … Continue reading

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M$ Wants an Exclusive Deal With Dell

Rumours are that M$ wants a piece of Dell and an exclusive deal… Don’t do it, Dell. Remember Nokia, and many others. An exclusive deal would tie you to a sinking ship. M$ is just going to use you as … Continue reading

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One More Twitch Of The Dinosaur – M$ Might Buy A Piece of Dell

“CNBC’s David Faber is reporting that Microsoft may invest between $1 billion and $3 billion in Dell as part of the computer maker’s plan to go private.” see Report: Microsoft in talks to invest up to $3B in Dell to … Continue reading

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Dell Looking To Be More Agile

“Dell is reportedly investigating a move to take the company private in a leveraged buy-out to clear the decks for a radical repositioning of the company. And according to a report from Atlantic Media’s Quartz, that includes relaunching Dell’s desktop … Continue reading

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Dell Admits Incompetence

“Amazon is selling books and Google is making it up with search. So far we couldn’t find a way to build a business on Android.” see Dell Gives up on Android, Doubles Down on Windows 8 | Maximum PC. Dell, … Continue reading

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