Michael Dell, fully Michael Saul Dell

Dell, fully Michael Saul Dell

Founder and CEO Dell Computers

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There's actually quite a few people that are available to hire. They have the skills and we kind of prefer that way of growing,

The market's focus on the top line may be missing the pressure on margins which are increasing.

The old industry approach was proprietary technology and vertical service solutions... Customers now universally reject these notions.

The only thing growing faster than Linux is Linux on Dell.

The key to our performance in the fourth quarter was focus. By remaining focused, we have helped our customers benefit from the superior performance, service and value that our unique direct model delivers.

The latest move to the Intel Pentium II processor to run modern business and consumer applications and the latest Microsoft operating systems, including Windows NT and Windows 98, is already well underway. Dell is well positioned for this transition,

The 55 percent growth is very consistent with what we've seen over the last 14 years,

The home market is a very large and growing market,

The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don't design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don't really care, as long as we're selling the one the customer wants.

Sometimes you just have to belly up to the bar and take a chance. We made some mistakes, but we also had the strength to work our way out.

Sure. We do not have an exclusive relationship with Intel.

People say, 'CEOs have to go play golf.' I don't want to play golf. I don't want to play golf! That's not really big nonconformist behavior, not playing golf, but the point is I don't really do a lot of things because people want me to do them.

People talk about the death of the PC, but the last time I checked, most people get on the Internet with a PC.

Recognize that there will be failures, and acknowledge that there will be obstacles. But you will learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others, for there is very little learning in success.

Our supply chain stayed functional with little disruption... By Monday, Sept. 17, cargo planes were in the air with parts and completed systems to fill backlog orders. We prioritized orders for groups affected by the attacks and agencies providing relief. We provided systems and technical assistance to get them running as quickly as possible.

Our unique direct business model has allowed us to take advantage of rapidly declining component costs and pass along savings to our customers.

People have been predicting the demise of the PC for years and have been wrong for years.

Our second-quarter results and expectations for strong industry demand in the second half of the year keep us on track toward our goal of 30 percent full-year sales growth. There remains tremendous room for expansion in all product categories, customer groups and regional markets, and the fundamental advantages of our direct model are more compelling than ever.

Our strong results continue to differentiate us from our competitors, several of which are attempting to imitate aspects of Dell's unique direct business model. We believe that our customers around the world recognize the Dell difference and increasingly appreciate the benefits, stability and strength of our direct model.

Our business is about technology, yes. But it's also about operations and customer relationships.

Our decision to make semiconductor systems and LCD (liquid crystal display) screens will depend on the kind of fabrication infrastructure available here. India is yet to catch up with China and Taiwan in this respect.

Our investments in these companies will accelerate their development, and allow us to continue to lead the industry in computing and services for the Internet.

Nice guys finish last.

No matter what happens, the more small devices there are, the more large ones there will be, too, ... All these devices, no matter how large or small they are, go to a server when they get online, which is why we're so focused on servers.

Our business continued to grow profitably in all customer segments and regions around the world,

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Founder and CEO Dell Computers