Ben Worthen and Anupreeta Das for WSJ:
Partly at issue is their commercial relationship. Dell, the world’s third-largest maker of personal computers, is one of the biggest channels for Microsoft’s Windows operating software. The sides are discussing how Microsoft’s investment in Dell would alter that commercial arrangement. Under one scenario being discussed, Dell would agree to use Microsoft’s Windows software to power the vast majority of its devices, one of the people has said.
If you can’t get them to use your software because they want to, pay em. Always a winning strategy.