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Wed
23
Jun
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Dell Considers Shift from Windows to Google Chrome

Dell executive Amit Midha on Monday announced that the hardware company is considering using the Google Chrome operating system (OS) on a select list of its laptop computers. That could represent a step away by Dell from Microsoft's Windows ... offerings, and will likely be a major concern for the Redmond-based software giant. In an interview with Reuters, Google senior executive Midha admitted that the company was considering a partial switch from Windows to Chrome on its laptops and perhaps some of its smartphones and tablet computers. The move could be enormous for all of the firms involved, ... (view more)

Fri
28
Aug
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HP, Dell Urge Texas Judge to Delay MS Word Injunction

PC makers Dell and Hewlett-Packard, some of the world's largest manufacturers of computers and their accessories, have announced their support for Microsoft's bid to overturn a recent injunction preventing the Redmond-based technology giant from ... selling its popular MS Word software in its current form. Back on August 12, a Texas federal judge ordered Microsoft to stop the resale of Word because of XML patent conflicts with a small, Canadian company. The order accompanied a gargantuan series of fines totaling $290 million, but the real financial threat for Microsoft -- and its major customers ... (view more)

Thu
19
Mar
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Is The World Ready for Dell's $2000 Notebook?

Just in case you forgot we're in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Dell has released a new, stylish, and very powerful laptop for costing no less than $2,000 (and up). Super light and super thin, many are comparing ... it directly to Apple's MacBook Air. Dubbed "Adamo", Dell's elite line of laptop computers officially launched on St. Patty's Day (March 17th) -- however, discussion surrounding the hardware has been constant since that time and is unlikely to stop any day soon. The issue at heart: is this a better deal than the MacBook Air, and will anyone actually ... (view more)

Wed
11
Feb
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Dell Offers Customers Restitution for Broken Promises

I have had two very nasty experiences with the Dell Company. In the first case, every part had to be replaced in my brand new computer. The second time, the same thing occurred and Dell replaced my computer but refused to give me a computer with the ... same operating system as the one I had originally purchased. A friend of mine purchased a computer from Dell and was promised (I was on the phone line and heard) that her computer would be shipped with the software to downgrade to Windows XP from Windows Vista, but only if she purchased the most expensive version of Windows Vista in the first ... (view more)

Wed
07
Jan
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'Adamo' To Be Thinner than MacBook Air

Dell is hoping to make the first major announcement of the year. Rumors have begun to circulate that the company is set to reveal the dimensions for a new computer that promises to be even more slender than the MacBook Air, one of the world's ... thinnest laptops on the market. It's been almost a year since Apple first introduced that slim device. At the time, its ultra-sleek design made it the "world's thinnest notebook" and a direct threat to the classic design of alternative products now seen as "bulky" and "excessive". It was also around this time that Apple began releasing parody ... (view more)

Mon
09
Jun
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Bloggers Break News on Mini-Inspiron, Reports Suggest

Were you amazed when tech blog Gizmodo broke the news about Dell's anticipated Mini-Inspiron laptop last recently? Turns out the "breaking news" may not have been all it was cracked up to be. On The Wall Street Journal's Business Technology blog, ... Ben Worthen revealed last week that the whole thing was a calculated ploy by the folks at Dell. In late May, the blogosphere was ablaze with excitement after Gizmodo's Brian Lam posted first-look photographs of an ultra-portable, and possibly ultra-cheap, laptop by Dell. "I bumped into Michael Dell at All Things D after his interview, and he was nice ... (view more)

Tue
03
Jun
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Dell Guilty of Defrauding Customers

Computers, cell phones and the like are the ultimate luxuries. They make our lives easier and, lets face it, we love them to death. But we all know how frustrating it can be when something goes wrong. Either it's way more expensive than we thought, ... impossible to repair, or the warranty doesn't cover what's broken. That's how some deceived Dell customers felt about financing, warranties, and repair services promised by the company. Clients who were "left on hold for hours...pressured to take apart their computers themselves, and subjected to numerous other negligent and abusive practices." ( ... (view more)

Fri
16
May
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Dell Axes XPS, Launches New Alienware

PC gaming fans will want to take note of a major move by Dell this week: according to reports, the company will be dropping the majority of its powerful XPS line of systems. The muscular PCs are meant exclusively for gaming purposes, some even ... marketed for specific titles (like the XPS 'World of Warcraft' laptop). The move is part of a broad attempt by Dell to resurrect its fortunes in the computer retail market. The popular online seller recently fell behind long time competitor Hewlett Packard, losing its grip on first place in the U.S. Though Dell will continue to offer a few of its lower- ... (view more)

Tue
29
Jan
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Dell, Microsoft and Bono Team Up To Fight AIDS

Dell and Microsoft have agreed to join forces. They're not about to take down a rival company, but instead help stop the spread of AIDS in Africa. Both have promised to donate up to $80 from the sale of three new computer models to help cover the ... cost of delivering medication from the western world. While seemingly a small donation considering the cost of a brand new computer, the $80 donated from each model would be enough to purchase up to six months of medical supplies in developing nations. (Source: iht.com ) Dell has agreed to provide the hardware in the partnership, coming out with two ... (view more)

Wed
03
Oct
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Will Dell be the First to Turn Green?

Which major computer manufacturer will be the first to commit to a carbon-neutral strategy? As of right now, it looks like Dell. Earlier this year, Dell launched a program called 'Plant a Tree for Me.' As a result, customers can make donations which ... will pay for trees to be planted to counteract the carbon emissions caused by the hardware they are buying. Now, Dell is creating an extension of this program which it will call 'Plant a Forest for Me.' This new program will allow global organizations to work with Dell in tree planting and reforestation efforts. Unfortunately, saving the earth is ... (view more)

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