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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RE[6]: Comment by kovacm
by moondevil on Tue 15th Jan 2013 21:25 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kovacm"
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I don't know how bad this would influence computer prices, because PC OEM were the ones driving them down.

But I really miss the Software+Hardware (without bloatware) experience that the other systems had, before the PC became the only game in town.

Sure it has portability issues, as the older from us can remember, or see again in the mobile space. On the other hand it really forces everyone, even against their will, to play nicer with each other in data formats.

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