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May 26, 2006, 12:26 am
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Computer giant Dell and internet search engine Google have reached a
deal to install a version of Google software on Dell at the factory
The Dell computers will contain Google software including several
personal computer applications, a Google toolbar and a co-branded
Both firms will receive revenue from the deal, but details remain
Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said that it was the first of
Speaking to a group of investors during a Goldman Sachs internet
conference, Mr Schmidt said: "There is probably more to come."
Dell made no comment.
The agreement between the world's largest personal computer company
and Google, comes after the two firms announced they would install
Google's software package on Dell computers in February.
Back then the two firms were rumoured to be considering installing
Google software on up to 100 million new Dell personal computers after
the software firm beat rival Microsoft in the deal, and Yahoo pulled
The deal could mark a major turning point for Google and mark a
serious threat to rival Microsoft.
Microsoft and Google have adopted different business models.
Instead of selling the software to make a profit, Google makes money
by selling advertising to firms that want access to those who use its
Microsoft has identified this sort of software as a key threat to its
Google shares rose by $1.74 closing at $382.99 on the Nasdaq, before
slipping 99 cents in extended trading.
Meanwhile Dell shares climbed 12 cents closing at $24.30 Nasdaq,
before rising 9 cents in extended trading.
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Re: [Atricle] Google, Dell in computer tie-up
For what it's worth, Dell have begun selling computers with Linux, which is
the operating system used by Google in the server room, as well as on the
desktop. I think Dell has become fed up with Microsoft to some extent. Vista
and its many problems does not look promising either, so Dell sidles with
Google/Open Source, gradually.
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