Microsoft in Talks To Make $2 Billion Investment in Dell
To insure the dominance of its software, Microsoft is looking into controlling the PC hardware market.
Stand tall for the beast of Bill Gates. If people aren’t preferring Windows 8 over its predecessors, then simply up the number of machines in the market. Or at least that’s what Microsoft has in mind when it makes a $2 billion investment in PC manufacturer Dell.
According to the Wall Street Journal, this deal would be part of an attempt by Silver Lake Partners, a private equity firm, to purchase Dell from public share-holders. The estimated deal would be around $22 billion, of which Microsoft will invest $2 billion.
The reason for the investment comes from Microsoft’s “expressed disappointment” in machines that currently use its software – which is friggin’ hilarious, since we’ve seen just about every kind of Windows 8 machine possible in today’s day and age. And some of them are even pretty awesome.
But Microsoft feels that such a strategy will give them a stronger role over dictating what hardware their OS will run on – think Nokia’s Lumia and Microsoft’s own Surface tablet. Whether it benefits them in the long run will remain to be seen.