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"Buys"[edit]

A user named Sandtrap555 has been trying to assert that he is an employee for dell and cited a non-relevant source to say that dell buys computers as a major business operation. I urge a moderator to please revert this edit back to the original version as it appears to be vandalism. --Historyboy226 (talk) 22:27, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Lead-sentence structure (continued)[edit]

A Wikipedian has suggested that a proposed re-casting of the lede along the lines of "The multi-national information-technology corporation Dell Inc develops, sells and supports computers and related products" seems just as accurate as some other version. We can agree on that. But what of precision and style? -- Pedant17 (talk) 02:56, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

It's no more or less precise than the current lead sentence, and it's slightly worse style per WP:BOLDTITLE ("the article's subject is stated as early as possible in the first sentence"). I think we're fine with the current wording. --McGeddon (talk) 08:19, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Dead links in this article[edit]

As a former Ottawa resident I was heartened to see so much Canadian content in this article. However, it appears that a lot of those Canadian links are dead. For example: in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell#Further_reading see the Ottawa Business Journal link under Dell Ottawa references:. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:02, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

article from december 1987 refers to Dell as Dell The name probably changed before 1988 then?

http://books.google.com/books?id=Aj8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=dell+%22honeywell+bull%22+1987..1989+repair&source=bl&ots=0LCmK-JcBS&sig=_OgMxGH7PViMWg7RiRAiPuYtww0&hl=en&ei=tefYTPvoFMKdnAeG9MmJCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=honeywell&f=false —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.212.11.206 (talk) 06:22, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Unsourced Material[edit]

The below material has been moved from the article after not being sourced long-term. Please feel free to reincorporate into the article with appropriate sourcing! Doniago (talk) 19:01, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Corporatespeak[edit]

In the previous version, the second paragraph contained the sentence "Dell has grown by both organic and inorganic means since its inception", with links to definitions of "organic growth" and "inorganic growth". This was is a ridiculous example of corporatespeak and very user-unfriendly. Replaced with "Dell has grown by both increasing its customer base and through acquisitions since its inception." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Just Below 39 (talkcontribs) 13:29, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

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Enron[edit]

There is a conspiracy that Dell may be linked to Enron due to the similarity of the E in the Dell logo to that of Enron. Can this be verified? 192.235.7.100 (talk) 03:34, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Dell Summit[edit]

See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Gender Studies#Dell Summit. --John Vandenberg (chat) 05:03, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Logo Inaccuracy[edit]

The logo at the top of the article is incorrect. It is currently an amalgamation of the old dell script, with an added blue circle. The new logo has a slightly different script - the 'E' is slightly taller, and the shape has been changed.

See this article for more info: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/logo-design-brand-dell-logo-dude,news-34674.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lukes123 (talkcontribs) 21:02, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Removing non-discussed links[edit]

Hi, In the main-article I see under the section External links this comment: !-- ATTENTION! Please do not add links without discussion and consensus on the talk page. Undiscussed links will be removed. --

Since when do we need to meet consensus on (parts of) an article before placing it and why would you want this. (I can understand such a step if an edit-war has been going on at some time where external links were added/removed all the time: but I can't find any proof of that).

If external link (or any other part of the article) is relevant and meets all the normal guidelines for inclusion in the article I don't see why it would need to be discussed first. And if the external link has no additional value or doesn't meet the normal requirements it can be removed... Only when someone would like to include an external link and isn't sure if it is appropiate he/she could then choose to discuss it first on the Talk page and if then the consensus is that the link should be placed, place it. And the other way around: if an earlier removed link (and again: or any other part of the article) has already been discussed on the Talk page and the general consensus was to remove it - then it makes sense to discuss it prior to re-placing the link again, and so long no new concensus has been reached about that link you can delete it while referring to the earlier discussion on the Talk page where consensus was made to remove it.

As far as I know this is against the principle of Wikipedia that you require consensus on information to add. If there are special circumstances (earlier vandalism, advertising-attempts etc) to require such a step there are ways to prevent it (for example: make an article protected or semi-protected) and unless there special circumstances to do this I don't think it is appropiate to keep this comment in the article.

Thanks, Tonkie (talk) 14:33, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

It looks like that may have been added for the first time with this edit. I would recommend contacting the contributing editor if you have not already done so. Doniago (talk) 13:36, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
@Doniago : I did contact Kkm010 via his TALK page and because I didn't see any editwar or anything prior to that.... But thanks for your reaction, Tonkie (talk) 18:58, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
No problem. I don't know what may have precipitated the addition of the comment, but I agree that with the information I have, it seems like the comment may be a bit out of line. I'd give KKM a while to chime in, though. Doniago (talk) 19:26, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

LBO[edit]

Cited from press release. So Silver Lake owns my ass again (ex-SunGard). Not changed private / public status as I don't follow the Street closely enough to know when the shares are formally de-listed (or whether they will continue to list even in private hands, as some apparently do). Guy (Help!) 15:01, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Public or Private?[edit]

So what's the deal, can we change the 'Type' section to Private yet? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chris6187400 (talkcontribs) 04:55, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

is the dell inspiron good for students? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Richie Boat (talkcontribs) 17:07, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Fiscal Year vs Calendar Year[edit]

I saw some edits and reverts in April 2013 and in the comments with the edits some refs were made to the fiscal year (FY) and calendar year (CY). Dell is currently (12 April, 2013) in FY 2014: the FY of Dell runs from 1st February to 31 January and is in 11 months of the year thus one year AHEAD of the calendar year. So FY 2015 will start on 1 Feb 2014 - unless the company would decide to change their financial reporting when they move away from the stock-market and go back private (anyway: when the company leaves the public market they will publish a lot less financial figures). Cheers, Tonkie (talk) 20:32, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

There is no retail shop in Moscow[edit]

I, literally, live in Moscow, there is no, and for at least 3-4 years never was any Dell retail shop. Where this information coming from? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.80.159.236 (talk) 06:46, 21 December 2013 (UTC)