|Google and Dell have announced a partnership deal that will install Google software on Dell systems, a potential setback for Microsoft.
The planned deal will be for approximately three years, and Google will pay a fee to incorporate on Dell computers its desktop software, which integrates a number of personal computing applications, the Google tool bar, and co-branded Internet home page.
Presently, Dell and Google are reported to be in talks to install the software on as many as 100 million new Dell PCs, following a bidding process in which Google edged out Microsoft, and Yahoo withdrew.
Whereas for Dell, this partnership represents the latest attempt to boost revenues as it continues to struggle against slumping margins and slowing sales; for Google, the move represents a direct challenge to Microsoft, whose suite of software tools have long dominated the PC desktop market. source
So, dell will be installing google softwares that includes desktop software, google toolbar, co-branded internet home page in its pc's for three years. Google is challenging Microsoft at its own game. It will be interesting to see what happens next. will users be able to accept google softwares ? Can google make softwares as good as Microsoft makes them ?