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    Dell Bought Out

    Micheal Dell to buyout the firm along with SliverLake Management firm.

    More to follow.

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    Where are you seeing that? Are Microsoft involved, as rumoured? EDIT: nvm, @elsiegee40's post appeared after I clicked Reply, and yes they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Where are you seeing that? Are Microsoft involved, as rumoured? EDIT: nvm, @elsiegee40's post appeared after I clicked Reply, and yes they are.
    Yup microsoft are involved I wonder if that will be the end of Dell systems with ESXI embedded?

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    A sad day if microsoft are involved. Following a similar pattern to their facebook investment.

    Not looking forward to the BING default search page haha

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    At least it may force them to build a few more quality products, I still get shakey thinking about Dell build 'quality'

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    Erm, M$ are paying $2bn out of $24bn, that's about 8% of the business. Would that give them enough clout? I doubt they'd have any say on the board and it's just a investment opportunity for them. How much do they own in Apple? or have they sold it all now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Erm, M$ are paying $2bn out of $24bn, that's about 8% of the business. Would that give them enough clout? I doubt they'd have any say on the board and it's just a investment opportunity for them. How much do they own in Apple? or have they sold it all now?
    It could well be, but they may well see an opportunity there? Maybe the next Surface will be made be dell who know.s

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    It could well be, but they may well see an opportunity there? Maybe the next Surface will be made be dell who know.s
    It does give them better access to hardware supply chains so it may work out for them in that way.

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    They did the same thing with Facebook, bought 10% stake and it guarantees them to use Microsoft services in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    A sad day if Microsoft are involved.
    The money from Microsoft is in the form of a loan. Dell should be able to pay it back in no time. What's wrong with that?

    More importantly Dell are no longer beholden to shareholders (unlike HP and its incompetent management).

    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I wonder if that will be the end of Dell systems with ESXi embedded?
    When Dell bought Wyse, they didn't stop supporting VMware View, Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop & Microsoft RDS.
    Last edited by Arthur; 5th February 2013 at 07:37 PM.

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    well all i can say is i hope they stop buying up companies and ruining them! their recent aquisition of quest and made them a nightmare to deal with

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    Microsoft is trying to keep their strangle of the ecosystem.

    No doubt we will be soon seeing Dell bring out all these wacky windows 8 frankenmachines that will miserably fail Oh I think they already did that!

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