Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Sep 2013 23:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

Michael Dell has the won the battle for control of the computer company that he created, after shareholders backed his $24.8bn offer to take Dell private and revive the struggling business away from the incessant pressure of Wall Street.

The vote clears the way for the huge buyout, in which Dell is working with private equity partners Silver Lake after seeing off a challenge from activist investor Carl Icahn.

Must have been hard for him to see his baby slide into irrelevance. I hope for him he can turn things around, but I'm not sure if they'll be able to - they missed the boat, and it's probably in Fiji by now.

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RE: My experience
by jackastor on Fri 13th Sep 2013 13:43 UTC in reply to "My experience"
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I've worked with many Dell servers, and they are decent. Getting a support guy to show up for service on a warrantied server in the field, that's another story.

We also use many Dell 30" LED screens, and they do not age well. Dell seemed to do its best work in server hardware, my impression is they put less emphasis on quality consumer machines because people tend to replace their computers after a year or two anyway.

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