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  • Dell Is Going To Buy Out VMware's Parent, EMC

    Phoronix: Dell Is Going To Buy Out VMware's Parent, EMC

    After rumors were swirling last week that Dell was planning to buy EMC, the parent company of VMWare, for $50 billion USD, today that information was firmed up and the purchase price is actually $67 billion -- making it one of the largest tech deals ever...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...uys-EMC-VMware

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    Going private was probably one of the best choices Dell has ever made. I'm not sure if buying EMC is the best option for them but I guess whatever grants them leverage over companies like Oracle, IBM, and HP is a good idea. Personally, I never knew EMC owned VMWare, and I'm a little ashamed to not have known that.

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    • #3
      These big deals, when big companies merging usually means, worst product for end user and new layer of problems, with Dell i dont see for example chance of Vmware virtualization on Arm cpus, i also things that Vmware is more Linux liking company that Dell.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ruthan View Post
        These big deals, when big companies merging usually means, worst product for end user and new layer of problems, with Dell i dont see for example chance of Vmware virtualization on Arm cpus, i also things that Vmware is more Linux liking company that Dell.
        Dell is the only OEM PC company that I have seen ship PCs and Laptops with Ubuntu as the default OS. Dell is pretty pro-Linux.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Spazturtle View Post

          Dell is the only OEM PC company that I have seen ship PCs and Laptops with Ubuntu as the default OS. Dell is pretty pro-Linux.
          HP does as well in Europe. They also employ a few kernel devs. Not nearly as good for us on the other side of the pond, but its something.

          I would not call Dell, the company, pretty pro Linux though. While Sputnik is great and it means someone in the higher ups gives a damn, the hardware shipping in the XPS 13 is always extremely Linux hostile and requires that team a ton of work getting drivers and firmware in kernel tree rather than using already known off the shelf components.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by phoronix View Post
            making it one of the largest tech deals ever...
            Not 'one' of the largest. THE largest. By a longshot.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SyXbiT View Post

              Not 'one' of the largest. THE largest. By a longshot.

              Sorry, but this is not the largest by a longshot. The AOL/Time-Warner merger was $164 Billion in 2000!

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              • #8
                "Here's How Dell Plans to Finance Its Purchase of EMC" (Fortune. 13 Oct. 2015)

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