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(Mac Daily News)   Apple now has enough cash in the couch cushions to buy 4 Dells. No, not desktops. Corporations   (macdailynews.com) divider line
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2020-08-07 4:53:02 PM  
That seems low.
 
2020-08-07 5:24:07 PM  

BadReligion: That seems low.


He was counting cash on hand only.

That is, Apple basically has a checking account that has $180 billion in it.  That's not counting stocks in other companies, real estate investments, etc-just cash or cash equivalents (Treasury bonds maybe?).
 
2020-08-07 5:29:28 PM  
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2020-08-07 7:03:30 PM  
" Apple Interim CEO (iCEO) Steve Jobs responded, speaking in front of an image of Michael Dell's bullseye-covered face, "We're coming after you, buddy."

Uh.... Apple does not compete with Dell, to this day.

Yes, Apple has more cash, but the two companies do not compete in the same market space.
 
2020-08-07 7:50:19 PM  

boozehat: " Apple Interim CEO (iCEO) Steve Jobs responded, speaking in front of an image of Michael Dell's bullseye-covered face, "We're coming after you, buddy."

Uh.... Apple does not compete with Dell, to this day.

Yes, Apple has more cash, but the two companies do not compete in the same market space.


For reals....no one who wants a computer shops for a Dell.
 
2020-08-07 7:52:19 PM  
dell still makes a great monitor
 
2020-08-07 8:05:01 PM  

Sasquach: boozehat: " Apple Interim CEO (iCEO) Steve Jobs responded, speaking in front of an image of Michael Dell's bullseye-covered face, "We're coming after you, buddy."

Uh.... Apple does not compete with Dell, to this day.

Yes, Apple has more cash, but the two companies do not compete in the same market space.

For reals....no one who wants a computer shops for a Dell.


Dell is not focused on the consumer market like Apple is.

Just like no one looking for servers, networking, storage, or virtualization shops for an Apple.
 
2020-08-07 8:17:25 PM  

boozehat: Sasquach: boozehat: " Apple Interim CEO (iCEO) Steve Jobs responded, speaking in front of an image of Michael Dell's bullseye-covered face, "We're coming after you, buddy."

Uh.... Apple does not compete with Dell, to this day.

Yes, Apple has more cash, but the two companies do not compete in the same market space.

For reals....no one who wants a computer shops for a Dell.

Dell is not focused on the consumer market like Apple is.

Just like no one looking for servers, networking, storage, or virtualization shops for an Apple.


Doesn't apple use it's store to dictate how servers, networking, storage or virtualization shops are used?

Which then dictates how Dell runs their company.  It's the same idea that gave birth to the corporation, to find a way to promote commerce without applying serious risk, such as sketchy 3rd party apps.

So on one had it's like how the food and drug administration approves food safe for eating, but instead the food we eat is decided to be safe by the people who may have a vested interest in profit.

So while Apple deserves credit for creating a marketplace, it should really be expanded upon to encourage commerce. as virtual markets themselves are new to history and regulations.  There's nothing we can look to the founding fathers for on internet market exchanges, or anything really internet related.

So while it's important for stability, it's also important land isn't simply a white male only thing, since it tends to favor the enforcing of law by military force.
 
2020-08-07 8:26:13 PM  

links136: Doesn't apple use it's store to dictate how servers, networking, storage or virtualization shops are used?


No.  Apple's store does not dictate how servers, networking, storage, or virtualization are used.
 
2020-08-07 9:57:38 PM  
October 6, 1997: Michael Dell makes an infamously bleak appraisal of Apple's fortunes. Asked what he would do with the struggling company, the founder of Dell Inc. says he would "shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."
 
2020-08-07 10:29:36 PM  

Fear the Clam: October 6, 1997: Michael Dell makes an infamously bleak appraisal of Apple's fortunes. Asked what he would do with the struggling company, the founder of Dell Inc. says he would "shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."


Lol... Michael also took about $8b worth of shares from his kids to help fund taking Dell private.  :)   I don't see him giving money back to shareholders (but it was a nice dig).
 
2020-08-08 12:16:32 AM  
Maybe they could learn something about build quality and serviceability
 
2020-08-08 12:17:16 AM  

boozehat: Fear the Clam: October 6, 1997: Michael Dell makes an infamously bleak appraisal of Apple's fortunes. Asked what he would do with the struggling company, the founder of Dell Inc. says he would "shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."

Lol... Michael also took about $8b worth of shares from his kids to help fund taking Dell private.  :)   I don't see him giving money back to shareholders (but it was a nice dig).


...and sent it public again a few years later and it's been doing about as well or better than others in the market.  Some would argue he rebuilt it and returned it to having value.
 
2020-08-08 12:49:58 AM  

SansNeural: boozehat: Fear the Clam: October 6, 1997: Michael Dell makes an infamously bleak appraisal of Apple's fortunes. Asked what he would do with the struggling company, the founder of Dell Inc. says he would "shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."

Lol... Michael also took about $8b worth of shares from his kids to help fund taking Dell private.  :)   I don't see him giving money back to shareholders (but it was a nice dig).

...and sent it public again a few years later and it's been doing about as well or better than others in the market.  Some would argue he rebuilt it and returned it to having value.


Michael is pretty impressive with his money spending.  I was at Dell during the public, go private, the EMC purchase and shedding of certain assets like DSG to be competitive.

That dude raised and spent almost $100B to shape the company in a pretty short period of time.  Dell's major competitor, HP, has been a disaster in those regards and IBM imploded.

I'm no Dell fan-boy, but seeing and being a part of what Michael can do allows me to give him respect for his vision.
 
2020-08-08 4:43:13 AM  
Yes, it's very likely Jobs would get hit by the feigned outrage cancel crowd for that bullseye graphic today.

"Cancel culture" is the new "political correctness" : way more people biatching about it than practicing it.

And, oh, how we'd love to be able to hear his response.

***Slurp**slurp**slurp***
 
2020-08-08 4:15:44 PM  
I'm not an Apple "fan boy", but I've been an iPhone user since 2009.  The first time I used an Apple was my senior year in high school for our computer class in 1986.  We learned BASIC programming on an Apple 2C+.  The next time I used anything Apple was in the mid-90's when one of our radio station production studios had a Mac for audio editing.

This little trip down memory lane was brought to you by Apple.

/ I like iPhone
// I love bourbon
/// drinking at home because the bars are closed 3rd slashie
 
2020-08-09 12:33:41 AM  

boozehat: links136: Doesn't apple use it's store to dictate how servers, networking, storage or virtualization shops are used?

No.  Apple's store does not dictate how servers, networking, storage, or virtualization are used.


Apple hasn't made servers in years. And when they did, they sucked.

Dell had, and still does have rapid rails. Sliding rack mount arms so you could do stuff to them without removing from the rack.

Apple rack mount was "screw it directly into the rack, and hope you don't lose a finger" next time you have minor maintenance to do.
 
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