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[5]: His likely path is...?
by woegjiub on Sat 14th Sep 2013 22:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: His likely path is...?"
woegjiub
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That was the direction my thought was heading - with so many licences out there, upsetting 90% of the sellers would surely be insanity.

I included iOS because I've seen iPads replace laptops as the most common lecture taking device at uni.
Students are using them with keyboard docks, and that enables them to do essentially anything they could have done with a netbook or thin and light.
The software is not that different from windows, except that it's just always fullscreened.
Use something like the 2014 galaxy tab 10.1 with the window tiling, and I can see how it will be able to do anything a laptop can.

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