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The Road to Global Standardopolis

I won’t have Michael’s keynote until tomorrow, but to tide you over, Michael kicked things off with this clip. I won’t even try to give you an overview of what to expect, but the thumbnail is a good indicator. I give you “The Road to Global Standardopolis.”Video in … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 23, 2006

Dell’s First 4-way Opteron Server

Since we launched the blog in July, several of you have asked for details on our first AMD Opteron servers. The first one that we launched today at Oracle OpenWorld, was the 4-way PowerEdge 6950. It’s built around the Opteron 8200 series of 64-bit dual-core processors (up to … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 23, 2006

Details on Dell’s 2-Way Opteron Server

The second Opteron server we launched today at Oracle OpenWorld is the 2-way PowerEdge SC1435. It utilizes AMD’s Opteron 2200 family of processors (up to 2.8GHz). It supports up to 32GB of 667MHz DDR2 ECC SDRAM, and up to 1TB of internal storage via Serial ATA (SATA) drives. … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 23, 2006

Dell and AMD @ Oracle OpenWorld

Michael made a brief initial appearance at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this morning during the keynote from Hector Ruiz, chairman and CEO of AMD. This video, where Hector discusses the partnership between Dell and AMD, was part of his keynote. View VideoFormat: wmvDuration: Michael “pulled the plug” … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 23, 2006

Bloatware, Operating System Discs and Dell Software Support

Since Michelle’s post on bloatware, I still get e-mails and comments from users about software.  These comments generally fall into a three main categories: limited software install, operating system CDs, and Dell’s software support policies. We offer limited software installs on XPS gaming systems and select client systems … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 17, 2006

Who Needs Four Cores?

In this vlog, Rick Schuckle from our technology group elaborates on some of the benefits that quad-core processors like Intel’s upcoming Core 2 Quad processor—the chip formerly known as Kentsfield—will bring to both enterprise customers and consumers alike. For Linux users, you can access the Ogg Theora format … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 12, 2006

New Dell Products Unveiled @ DigitalLife

More tomorrow on additional products from the DigitalLife event, but since they’re on Engadget, here are some details on the new 32 and 37" HDTVs and the value-priced 20" widescreen LCD display. Starting price point for the E207WFP is $289. The HDTVs both have integrated HD tuners to … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 12, 2006

Michael Dell @ Google Zeitgeist

Recently at the Google Zeitgeist event, Michael spent some time with James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. In this vlog, Michael talks openly regarding Dell in the last two years, what’s next for the direct model, improving customer experience, recent SEC developments, emerging markets, Dell 2.0, … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 10, 2006

On-Demand Programming with

Today, Dell customer announced Apex—an on-demand programming language that allows customers to create custom code that runs on’s server infrastructure. Dell is a member of the Apex Alliance. In this clip,’s Chairman and CEO, Marc Benioff briefly discusses what they announced today, and talks about … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 9, 2006

Overclocking the XPS 700: The Basics

Lionel had mentioned that a few Direct2Dell readers requested more details on overclocking the XPS 700 and that there was some churn in the blogosphere about how to enable it. The XPS 700 is one of the first systems we’ve shipped that supports overclocking. If you are a … READ MORE

XPS Development October 6, 2006
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