Here’s to hoping that Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, didn’t get off on the wrong foot with his new boss on Monday.
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Some commenters were quick to point out that Gelsinger was using a Mac during the kick-off conference call to announce Monday’s mega-merger between Dell and EMC. When Michael Dell buys your company, does that mean you have to start using Dell laptops?
Maybe this was all part of the plan though – after all, Gelsinger said in the call that VMware will not just become a reseller of Dell hardware. Maybe he’s putting his foot down on using Dell laptops too.