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CNET News.com: Analysts applaud as Dell "destroys" estimates

May 12, 2000, 01:53 (2 Talkback[s])
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"High profit margins led Dell Computer to pass analyst expectations by 3 cents today, reporting earnings of 19 cents per share. ... The company was expected to report earnings of 16 cents per share, according to analysts surveyed by First Call/Thomson Financial."

"Dell highlighted its Linux sales as well, saying that with Linux and Windows 2000 Dell can address 75 to 80 percent of the computing market. ... Overall, 2 to 4 percent of Dell computers ship with Linux, but in some markets, such as Internet companies and small or medium-sized businesses, about 25 percent of machines sold come with Linux. In government and research markets, the percentage goes as high as 50 percent, Dell said."

"Dell's application service provider effort, called DellHost, now has 2000 customers, Dell added. Half of those customers are selecting Linux."

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