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October 6, 1997: Michael Dell says Apple, should “shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: October 10, 2018 01:31PM
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October 6, 1997: Michael Dell makes an infamously bleak appraisal of Apple’s fortunes. Asked what he would do with Apple, the founder of Dell Inc. says he would “shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”

Dell blasts Apple amid changing tech landscape
To give Dell the benefit of the doubt, he’s a smart guy. Only in his early 30s at the time of his infamous blunder — making him a decade younger than Steve Jobs — the pioneering entrepreneur had already made billions selling built-to-order PCs direct to consumers.

Apple, by contrast, had just announced its biggest losses in history. Cupertino had also just seen its clone Macintosh strategy, which many thought would save the company, misfire spectacularly.

Sure, Jobs was back running things, but he hadn’t fared too well with his non-Apple company NeXT. And all he had to show for his return as Apple CEO was a new advertising campaign — minus any actual new products.




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Re: October 6, 1997: Michael Dell says Apple, should “shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”
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Date: October 10, 2018 02:06PM
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Re: October 6, 1997: Michael Dell says Apple, should “shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 10, 2018 02:41PM
Dell's worldwide 2018 market share is over double of Apple, and has increased since 2015. Apple only moved up to number 4 worldwide because ASUS fell out of the top 5.



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Re: October 6, 1997: Michael Dell says Apple, should “shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 10, 2018 03:11PM
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Dell's worldwide 2018 market share is over double of Apple, and has increased since 2015. Apple only moved up to number 4 worldwide because ASUS fell out of the top 5.

How much of Dell's market share is its smartphones?



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Re: October 6, 1997: Michael Dell says Apple, should “shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 10, 2018 03:24PM
Name a current Dell flagship product. Difficulty: Without yawning.
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Re: October 6, 1997: Michael Dell says Apple, should “shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”
Posted by: Fritz
Date: October 10, 2018 06:43PM
but who's got the dough re mi?



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Re: October 6, 1997: Michael Dell says Apple, should “shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: October 11, 2018 08:55AM
The PowerMac 8600 was a fantastic machine, capable of OS 7 all the way up to OSX Tiger (with G4 upgrade/XPostFacto). Mine is still in intermittent use with OS9 installed. I was amazed at the time that it took lollipop-colored iMacs with limited abilities to turn Apple's fortunes around.
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Re: October 6, 1997: Michael Dell says Apple, should “shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”
Posted by: Sam3
Date: October 12, 2018 04:46AM
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S. Pupp
The PowerMac 8600 was a fantastic machine, capable of OS 7 all the way up to OSX Tiger (with G4 upgrade/XPostFacto). Mine is still in intermittent use with OS9 installed. I was amazed at the time that it took lollipop-colored iMacs with limited abilities to turn Apple's fortunes around.

They were cheap at $1299, as in middle to low in the PC price arena. Something that Apple is missing now. The Gateway G6-300h was $1518 and the Compaq Presario 225 was $1078. It certainly didn't hurt that Apple had a brilliant marketing campaign centered around this newfangled thing called the Internet - just two steps to get on the internet, no massive configuring needed.
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