CNET News: Dell Exec: We’re Not Wintel’s Lapdog

“To some, Dell marches to the beat of Intel and Microsoft drums,
dutifully following their research and development plans. But to
hear Kevin Kettler tell it, the PC maker often takes its own

“Not only is the company active in establishing technologies,
but often it’s the kingmaker for emerging standards, Dell’s chief
technology officer said. In an interview at LinuxWorld Conference
and Expo here, Kettler outlined several areas where Dell has gone
its own way–over objections from Intel and Microsoft–and has cut
behind-the-scenes deals that brought new developments to

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