Microsoft has provided a $2 billion loan to the group that has proposed to take Dell private. Microsoft is committed to the long term success of the entire PC ecosystem and invests heavily in a variety of ways to build that ecosystem for the future.
We're in an industry that is constantly evolving. As always, we will continue to look for opportunities to support partners who are committed to innovating and driving business for their devices and services built on the Microsoft platform.
Sources: Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Microsoft
quote: The "Mac" was and always has been a failed product.
quote: I'm pretty sure when Michael Dell made that statement, Apple didn't have anything close to a third of all laptop sales.