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Dell's reasons to be fearful (1,2,3): Intel chip supplies, trade tariffs and slowing server sales in sagging Chinese economy

Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

Re:would it have to do with the 'B' word?.

Nope.

Dell in days gone by would not sell a PC to a consumer in the uk without some form of Windows.

Yet, if you bought a server you could get it with no software provided you were a VAT registered company (this was around 2002/2003)

So we bought cheap servers and put RedHat 7 or 8 or SUSE on them and everyone was happy apart from Microsoft that is. They got zilch in terms of revenue (good thing).

Microsoft seems to have most UK PS makers by the short and curlies. Novatech will sell you a device without software but don't tell MS or they'll get heavy with them. It is probably illegal but who has the guts to go up against MS and their £1000/hour scumbag lawyers.

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