Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 01:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Dell, the personal-computer maker that lost almost a third of its value last year, is in buyout talks with private-equity firms, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The shares surged." So yeah, like I said - no wonder Microsoft has entered the hardware business. The PC OEM era is over.
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Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Tue 15th Jan 2013 10:26 UTC
kovacm
Member since:
2010-12-16

"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders,"
Michael Dell, October 1997. about Apple Computer

http://news.cnet.com/2100-1001-203937.html


Michael Dell, year ago about Apple:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3YDKONQfis (1:30)

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by moondevil on Tue 15th Jan 2013 10:35 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

This is why I hate shareholders' driven decisions.

There are many companies that get destroyed just because their current profit level is not in sync with shareholders wishes.

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 11:25 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

People should really stop bringing that up. Apple WAS dead. The ONLY reason it came back to life was Jobs. That's it.

Nobody could've seen that coming. Stop trying to make it seem as if Dell was some sort of rambling idiot - he was exactly right at the time. It's easy and cheap to look back 16 years and claim smug superiority.

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RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by moondevil on Tue 15th Jan 2013 13:14 in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

There are lots of people that only know the Mac OS X Apple it seems.

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