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Google strikes distribution deal with Dell

The deal, reported by The eStrategyOne Buzz, Dell will bundle Google Desktop software on its PCs, the open source Firefox browser and the Google toolbar. Under its terms, Google pays Dell an undiclosed sum per PC sold, and will last three years.

Bundling google software benefits the users. Microsoft's Internet Explorer and msn landing site are acknowledged to be poorer than their google counterparty. Firefox browser and the google desktop search and particuarl favorites among converted users. The only reason for Microsoft's dominance of the browser market is the precisely this pre-bundling its of the software. Dell users are unlikely to look back.

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