"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."