Wintel Rules, But Challengers Rise
Dell’s decision to preinstall Google search software on some of its desktops is a watershed event in the PC industry.
Gone are the days when Wintel ruled the PC market as a desktop monopoly. PC vendors have eagerly embraced innovative technologies from AMD, Google, Red Hat and others. Innovation and open competition empower customers and solution providers.
We bashed Dell in mid-May for its belated decision to offer AMD Opteron servers. Customers have been asking for those systems for two years. This week, we commend Dell for giving the market what it wants on the desktop: Innovations that don’t necessarily come from Redmond.