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I, Cringely: A Whole New Ball Game

Apr 08, 2006, 02:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert X. Cringely)

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"It is easy to forget that Microsoft works mainly through its OEM partners, which include Dell, HP, and many others. If Microsoft announces a date by which some future product is going to be available, they can only do so with the agreement of the OEMs. I know we hear (and I write) a lot about Microsoft beating up its partners, but Bill Gates can't put new software on a Dell computer without Michael Dell's permission..."

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