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The Register: Linux and notebooks boost Dell revenue

Aug 11, 2000, 11:26 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"Dell credited Linux servers and notebook sales for fuelling its revenue growth last quarter. However the OEM posted earnings $200m lower than expected, blaming lower demand in Europe and weaker Government sales."

"The results show increases in revenue and earnings of 25 per cent and 5 per cent respectively for the quarter ending July 28th over the same period last year. Dell banked $7.67bn in this period. Chief Financial Officer James Schneider added that revenue in the UK had risen 30 per cent."

"Vice chairman Kevin Rollins cited Toyota Motor Sales USA, which has installed 1400 of Dell's rack mount PowerApp.web server appliances running Red Hat Linux as an example of the Dell's born-again Linux momentum. Rack mounts now constitute a third of all server system sales he said, and "were pulling storage and service along with them." Dell said that enterprise systems and storage accounted for 49 per cent of its total system sales, a 46 per cent increase in revenue."

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