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Category:Comes v Microsoft Category:Antitrust Category:Microsoft Category:Dell Category:OEM Dell is a site category with many posts filed, but there are aspects to Dell which are worth summarising as follows.

Dell Versus Free GNU/Linux

  • Another Reason to Boycott Dell: Support for Microsoft’s Racketeering
  • Antitrust: How Microsoft Schemed to Derail Dell GNU/Linux
  • Did Microsoft Threaten to Retaliate Against Dell for Telling the Truth About GNU/Linux? (Updatedx2)
  • Dell Continues to Waffle on Preinstalled Linux
  • Evidence We Have About the Novell/Microsoft/Dell ‘Conspiracy’ (and Another New Video)
  • Dell Puts Recommendations of Internet Explorer Where GNU/Linux Used to Be, HP Rejects Vista Phone 7
  • Dell Makes GNU/Linux More Expensive Than Windows
  • Dell: Whose Tax is It Anyway?
  • Why Did Dell Choose Ballnux (Microsoft-Taxed GNU/Linux) for Thin Clients?
  • Microsoft is Paid for Ubuntu-based Dell PCs
  • Dell’s ‘BlackTop’ is Based on SLED 10: Does Dell Pay Microsoft for GNU/Linux?
  • Dell, Please Fix Your Ads… and Your Web Site
  • Theory: Dell Sets Precedence for OEMs Tied to Microsoft’s Linux Limitations
  • Dell’s Windows Mindset
  • The Changing of History (Updatedx2)
  • More Dell Desktop Linux Speculation
  • With Ubuntu Preloads, Microsoft Dell Makes GNU/Linux More Expensive Than Vista 7

  • Dell Issues With Microsoft

  • Vista 8 Will Fail for Businesses, Says Dell
  • Vista 8 is Killing Dell
  • Dell and Novell a Match Made in Hell? (Video)

  • Competition Issues

  • How Microsoft Uses Linux Conference Sponsorships to Advance Its Agenda
  • Leaked: Microsoft Pays Companies to Recommend Windows
  • “Enderle Has Been Paid by Both Microsoft and Dell to Say Bad Things About Apple”
  • Intel-Dell Kickbacks Lead to Thinking About Exclusionary Contracts Affecting Linux
  • Microsoft Kickbacks and Pressures on Dell: Lessons From Intel
  • Microsoft Manipulates Patent Laws; DOJ, HP and Dell Help Microsoft
  • What We Can Learn About Novell from Intel-Microsoft-Dell-Hewlett-Packard Collusions
  • Russia’s Antimonopoly Service Targets ASUS, Toshiba, H-P, Samsung and Dell for Potentially Colluding with Microsoft
  • Studying Exclusionary Deals with OEMs

  • Patent Tax

  • Why is Dell Sticking with Ballnux After Joining Novell/Microsoft Patent Deal?
  • Dell Joins the Microvell Party, Article Cannot Help Mentioning Patents
  • Bringing Linux to Microsoft’s Court
  • Striding Towards Codec Freedom to Remove ‘Linux Tax’ from Dell
  • Acacia Bites Dell with Software Patents, Reform Sought at Tilburg

  • Vista 7 Effect

  • Microsoft is Bribing Bloggers Again… for Vista 7 Raves
  • Business Down for Some Large OEMs Despite Vista 7
  • Reuters: ‘Dell (...) Estimated the Percentage of Commercial PC Users Who Have Updated to Microsoft’s Windows 7 as Still Being in “Single Digits.”’
  • OEMs Should Bundle GNU/Linux as Windows Declines, Attracts Malware

  • Dell Connection With Microsoft Takeover

    Misc. Site Posts

  • Boycott Dell
  • Dell Might Still Dodge Stealth Microsoft Takeover
  • Why Microsoft is Trying to Abduct OEMs Like Dell (or Nokia)
  • Dell Will be the Next Nokia Unless It Escapes Microsoft’s Grip
  • Carl Icahn Shows Up in Dell’s Microsoft Takeover Allowance
  • Microsoft Implicitly Declares Vista 8 Dead, Refocuses on Vapourware Instead and Bribes Dell to Play Along
  • Microsoft is Insulting Our Intelligence, But Dell Collaborates with Microsoft
  • Prominent U.S. Government Figure Blames Microsoft for Security Problems, Dell Disagrees After Alleged Microsoft Pressure
  • Dell on Joining the Microsoft/Novell Liaison, in Video
  • Another Reason to Boycott Amazon and Dell

  • Dell-Microsoft OEM License Agreement

    The Dell-Microsoft OEM License Agreement is old, but it served as vital piece of evidence showing discriminatory conduct.

    Date: July 1995


    AMENDMENT No. 2 to the OEM License Agreement for Operating Systems Between MICROSOFT CORPORATION and DELL COMUTER CORPORATION Dated July 1, 1995, Contract NO. 2811-5180

    2. The attached Exhibit C-3, ADDITIONAL SYSTEM PRODUCTS, is added to the agreement to reflect the licensing of MS PLus!, and is so attached, is hereby incorporated into this Amendment and the Agreement.

    3. INTERNET EXPLORER: Unless specifically requested to the contrary by the end user of the Customer System and provided proper translation is available, COMPANY will ship MS Internet Explorer 2.0, and the most current subsequent higher version Product Releases and Version Releases thereof, preinstalled on all new Customer Systems which are validated and released for shipment by COMPANY after April 1, 1996, and which have either Windows 95 or Windows NT Workstation 4.0 as the Customers System's preinstalled operating system


    In the event of inconsistencies between the Agreement and this Agreement, the terms and conditions of the Amendment No. 2 shall be controlling.


    Windows 95 operating system .. Per Copy Royalty

    < 40% US$ 49.25 > 40% and < 75% US$ 43.00 > 75% US$ 43.00


    1) For Windows NT workstation, COMPANY agrees to provide quarterly sales out, and business and government institution sales reporting where the quantity of Product sold totals ten(10) or more units during a calender quarter. Reporting shall include by country, the customer name, bill to, ship to, state and zip or postal code, quantity of units, part description, and indication of MS field sales assistance. MS will provide and may revise the reporting format form time-to-time during the terms of the Agreement ..


    (2) In order to support the end-users of this product, COMPANY agrees to employ at all times at least one support technician who has successfully completed, at COMPANY's expense, the Microsoft Certified Professional program for this product.

    Full Exhibit:



    #2811-7060 dated march 1, 1997 with DELL COMPUTER CORPORATION

    Full Exhibit