Windows 8 and Windows 7 are helping sink Dell, company says
Dell, which built itself into a tech powerhouse by selling Windows-based PCs, is being seriously hurt by poor Windows 8 adoptions and big slowdowns in enterprise Windows 7 upgrades. So says a Dell SEC filing. And things may only get worse from here — potentially for Microsoft as well as Dell.
Computerworld’s Gregg Keizer uncovered the information in an SEC proxy filing that details Michael Dell’s reasons that he believes Dell’s shareholders should accept his $24.4 billion buyout offer. Microsoft is kicking in $2 billion to private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners as part of the deal.
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