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Dell Gives Android the Boot, Boots Up More Windows 8 408

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hugheseyau writes "Dell vice chairman Jeff Clarke made a less than shocking announcement at this year's Dell World Conference in Austin. The company is officially giving up on Android phones and tablets. ... So if Dell is giving up on Android, what comes next? The company claims it's doubling down on Windows 8, and the enterprise market."
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Dell Gives Android the Boot, Boots Up More Windows 8

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  • Crap!! (Score:3, Funny)

    by Andy Prough (2730467) on Sunday December 16, 2012 @11:50PM (#42310935)
    And I was just about to buy a thousand Dell "Streak" Android Tablets to be the backbone of my business for the next 10 years. I mean - who could pass up on "America's First 4G 7-Inch Tablet"???
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 17, 2012 @12:04AM (#42311031)

    Time to invest in Dell. If I've learned anything over the years of coming here it's that Slashdots are the most inept people at business trends. Not to say it can't happen but according to the consensus around here I should be able to buy a decent PC with Linux pre-installed at Best Buy and the iPod would be a failure.
     
    Better luck next time.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 17, 2012 @12:28AM (#42311167)

    To date, the only things I've seen people doing with Windows 8 systems in commercials is playing movies, games, finger painting, Skype, "clicking, clicking, clicking," sliding and (often angry) dancing. No one's using the thing for any actual work...

    Well, sure... in commercials. But in the real world no one's using the thing at all.

  • by Genda (560240) <mariet@@@got...net> on Monday December 17, 2012 @12:32AM (#42311189) Journal

    Dell walks into a cheese shop, looks around poking and sniffing and suddenly a clerk (who looks vaguely like John Cleese) pops up from behind the counter!

    Clerk: May I help you, Sir?

    Dell: Why yes, I'd like some cheese!

    Clerk: We have a lovely Apple Brie here, smooth, creamy, the customers can't seem to get enough?...

    Dell: Arrghhh, No, Thank you.

    Clerk: Perhaps a nice sharp Android Cheddar? Its full bodied, not as smooth as the Brie, but technically fuller?...

    Dell: No, I don't want any lousy Android.

    Clerk: Well then Sir, what did you have in mind?...

    Dell: I'd like a great big fat slab of the Microsoft Limburger!!!

    Clerk: Sir, I haven't sold any Microsoft in a fortnight, are you sure you wouldn't want something a wee bit fresher?

    Dell: No, My minds made up, I want the Microsoft, and bowl of raw garlic cloves and I'll eat it here!

    Clerk: Are you daft! You're going to die of indigestion and your head'll explode! Then I'll have to call a hazardous waste team to have you remains removed from the premises!

    Dell: What could go wrong? As long as I finish off with a Wafer Thin Mint, I'll be fine, by the way, have you ever sold parrots?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 17, 2012 @01:17AM (#42311403)

    Yes, because a commercial that shows a tired sysadmin plugging away at powershell is sure to sell copies of Win8!

    "OH SHIT SON! That series of piped commands to remove a set of Hyper-V VM network adapters is OFF THE CHAIN!" "Look at these sexy parameters to AD powershell scripts, these guys are able to dance AND admin their azure subscriptions at the SAME TIME!"

  • Then again, in the restaurant business, nobody would manage to sell dog food mixed with vomit to 95% of the customers in the first place.

    Umm, the McRib IS due for a return later today, smartass.

  • by symbolset (646467) * on Monday December 17, 2012 @01:39AM (#42311519) Journal
    What's not to like? Facebook and Twitter integration for your Primary Domain Controller and Exchange Server is the next evolution of social networking. Your PDC can tweet for help when it suffers a drive failure. Your Exchange Server can post a message on your timeline about your technical incompetence. Smells like progress to me.
  • by ohnocitizen (1951674) on Monday December 17, 2012 @02:05AM (#42311639)
    I would watch the shit out of that commercial.

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