Well IBM sold off their Think line to Lenovo. HP seem strangely lost. I think Dell is reached a fork in the road, and perhaps with MicroSoft having done gone, and jumped off the deep end.. Perhaps if enough pressure was leveraged the bigger players... Redhat, and Canonical can finally start to make some inroads of their own. They are certainly both ready for primetime, as they are. I guess the only real PITA would be if the likes of a Dell actually wanted to be on the line for say Dell OS - based on Debian for the course of a LTS Distro. I'd have to assume there'd be additional costs with this. Since the likes of Dell just assume that this is all MicroSofts Debts.