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It seems that Dell and Microsoft may be having a falling out as of late. For the past decade Dell and Gates have been closer than Bert and Ernie, but things are beginning to drift apart after two recent changes that Dell made. First, the company began shipping desktop and notebooks over in the UK with Firefox installed as the default browser, and that's a big Microsoft no-no. Second, today we learned that Dell will not be supporting HD-DVD even though there are reported incentives that swayed HP happily over to the HD-DVD side. Is a more mainstream option to buy a computer without an operating system coming soon? Please say it's so, Dell.

Is the Dell/Microsoft Alliance Fracturing? [Digital Media Thoughts]


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