|By Maureen O'Gara||
|February 5, 2013 12:39 PM EST||
"Microsoft has provided a $2 billion loan to the group that has proposed to take Dell private. Microsoft is committed to the long-term success of the entire PC ecosystem and invests heavily in a variety of ways to build that ecosystem for the future.
"We're in an industry that is constantly evolving. As always, we will continue to look for opportunities to support partners who are committed to innovating and driving business for their devices and services built on the Microsoft platform."
It is assumed that Microsoft expects to get pride of place on Dell enterprise systems for its money.
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