Dell Open Source Community Contributions Overview

Dell has officially supported Linux since 1999 with our release of Red Hat Linux 6.1 for PowerEdge servers. In the course of making sure that each successive Linux release that we ship works as well as our customers demand, we have made many contributions to the open source … READ MORE

Michael B October 2, 2006

Dell Updates Sony Battery Recall Information

Some of you may have seen our battery recall update this morning. When we announced the battery recall in August, we said that the affected batteries were cells manufactured by Sony. Based on new information we recently received from Sony, today we increased the number of affected batteries … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 29, 2006

Dell Quake 4 Gaming Tournament

Since we launched the blog in July, I’ve received e-mails and comments from Direct2Dell readers that have asked what it’s like to work at Dell, and to provide a bit of insight into Dell’s culture. I thought this contest might be a good way to do it.  Last week, we kicked … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 26, 2006

Looking for a Few More Good Engineers

Earlier, Michael announced that we were hiring an additional 500 engineers in our Central Texas (Austin and Round Rock) product development centers. We're looking for engineers for all of our product lines—from desktops to servers, notebooks to storage systems. We're supporting that effort with a recruiting campaign that … READ MORE

Forrest Norrod, VP—Server Solutions September 25, 2006

Building the Linux Community

Dell began formally selling and supporting Linux in 1999 with the release of Red Hat Linux 6.1 on PowerEdge servers. Prior to that, it was possible to get Linux installed via our Custom Factory Integration team. As the volume of Linux requests through CFI grew, we recognized enough … READ MORE

Matt Domsch September 21, 2006

The Importance of E-mail

These days everybody’s job is increasingly reliant on the availability of e-mail. Dell recognizes that companies of all sizes require email solutions to function effectively. To that end, Dell has engineered a sizing tool for deploying Microsoft Exchange 2003—the Exchange Advisor Tool. This easy-to-use tool helps customers design … READ MORE

Global Enterprise Eng. September 19, 2006

Dell’s Chemical Policy

There has been much attention and interest recently towards the electronic industry’s practices regarding chemical selection and use. Several stakeholders have recently released information regarding the industries activities: Greenpeace recently released a PDF of their report “Guide to Greener Electronics,” which compared practices at fourteen companies. This report … READ MORE

Tod Arbogast September 19, 2006

Michael and Kevin @ Tech Day

Yesterday, Michael and Kevin both presented at our Tech Day event. One important thing I wasn’t able to reference in any of my work from yesterday was something that Kevin announced with Joe Tucci, Chairman, President and CEO of EMC—the extension of our partnership with them. Kevin also … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 13, 2006

Dell Customer CIO Panel

Between Michael and Kevin’s Tech Day keynotes, Terry Klein, VP Americas Advanced Technology Group, hosted a CIO panel that featured four customers (customer details in PDF here) who build their data centers using Dell hardware and services. These customers include: Brian Cohen, Chief Information Officer, City University of … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 13, 2006

Details on OptiPlex 745, New Energy Resource Site

The energy-efficient OptiPlex 745 is our first Core 2 Duo-based corporate desktop, and it’s also our first corporate system that we’ll ship to customers with Dell’s Energy Smart settings.   What does this mean to IT administrators? Lower energy requirements for desktop users in your environments.  To help corporate … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 13, 2006
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