Vvv interesting. He apparently sees a linuxy future.
"A full day of interviews at Dell Computer's headquarters here is more than enough to get a firm grip on what executives consider the key virtues of the company.
One vice president after another will recount Dell's success in listening to the customer, going after mature markets, and attacking competitors with a healthy dose of pragmatism. Dell employees will even offer a laugh over the mundane simplicity with which the company attacks the hardware market.
So, when IDG News Service recently sat down with Dell Chair and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell, it seemed appropriate to ask him about some of the not-so-mature markets Dell has pursued. In the case of the Linux desktop, Dell pulled back on large investments in 2001 as demand faltered, Dell said. But this failure has not stopped the company from attacking the nascent markets for high-performance computing clusters and for Linux clusters running Oracle database software. Dell painted a picture of where and when he draws the line on new ventures."