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 Salesforce.com

Today, Dell customer Salesforce.com announced Apex—an on-demand programming language that allows customers to create custom code that runs on Salesforce.com’s server infrastructure. Dell is a member of the Apex Alliance. In this clip, Salesforce.com’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

Dell Quake 4 Tournament, Round 2

The stage is set. Aaron Randall will face off against Brent Breimeir later this month to find out who will take top honors in Dell’s first Quake 4 tournament. Last week, nearly 200 Dell employees from Round Rock, Texas competed in the second part of the tournament. Michael … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 5, 2006

Dell/NFIB Small Business Award Winner Visits Dell

The U.S. Dell/National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Award Program was established in 2004 to recognize small businesses for their innovative use of technology to deliver a superior customer experience. In 2005, we launched the program in Canada and Mexico. This year Brazil and the UK … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca October 4, 2006

Virtualization: More Than a Hardware & Software Stack

You may have seen Kevin’s recent posts (1, 2) on hardware virtualization. This technology allows multiple virtual machines, each running a separate operating system(OS), to run simultaneously on shared hardware. A growing number of customers are realizing increased scalability, consolidation, security, and high availability by running a virtual … READ MORE

Global Enterprise Eng. October 3, 2006

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
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