Apple's Intel Macs To Support Windows XP -- Bad News for Dell (AAPL, DELL)

Includes: AAPL, DELL
by: TickerSense

Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is trading higher this morning (for a change!) after announcing that its Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) based Macs will be able to run Windows XP.

While this is also good news for Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) which is trading slightly higher, it strikes us as a negative for Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL). Corporations will now have the option of running their Windows-based applications on Macs instead of PCs -- of which DELL is the largest supplier. This is even made more likely given DELL's notoriously weak customer service and reliabilty issues.