Google Deal Might Help Dell Talks With Microsoft

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Dell Inc.’s agreement to ship 10s of millions of computers with Google Inc.’s desktop search software could give the computer maker leverage in price negotiations over Vista with Microsoft Corp., a research firm said Friday.
In addition, Gartner Inc. said in its latest news analysis that it expects at least three more of the top PC vendors to strike similar deals with Google. Dell and the online search engine giant announced May 25 that Dell computers would ship with Google software, and that the default homepage on Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser, which ships with Windows, would be a joint Web site of the two companies……..More  At

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