You can forget your Steve Jobs movies. What if Hollywood were to make a feature-length study of someone really important — like the king of enterprise computing, Michael Dell?
Michael Dell, famous for making affordable PCs with his name tattooed on 'em, is also infamous for once saying if he was CEO of Apple, he would "shut it down and give money back to the shareholders". Well he totally didn't mean it like that. Or kind of did. Or something. It's confusing.
August 21, 2011: The day billionaire Michael Dell got in a tit-for-tat scuffle with someone from HP, probably some poor social media intern who drew the weekend straw this week, about HP's withdrawal from the consumer PC space.
My goodness, Steve Jobs' new house looks like it'll be a doozy. And it'll have to be, if he wants to keep up with the ivory castles his tech mogul cohorts have built for themselves.
Dell's said to be joining Google in fleeing China in search of a "safer environment with [a] climate conducive to enterprise," potentially taking the $25 billion it spends on equipment and parts in China to India.
A week ago, Dell launched its customer-centered "Dell 2.0" push with its Diggish customer suggestion site, IdeaStorm, where users can post ideas and thoughts on how to improve Dell products. Other users vote on the ideas so that the most popular ones hit the front page, ensuring that a set of eyeballs at Dell scopes…
Nothing like some friendly co-opetition between Dell subsidiaries Alienware and XPS to keep the blood boiling, and the next shot inside of Michael Dell's bucket is the upcoming XPS 700. It'll feature an overclocked and hyper-cooled Core 2 Extreme CPU (affectionately known as Conroe), and will also offer the option…