The Steve Jobs deal with Michael Dell that could have changed Apple and tech history

Today marks 10 years since the death of Steve Jobs. Michael Dell tells CNET about his memories of the tech giant, including when Jobs tried to convince Dell to license Mac software to run on Intel-based PCs.

In the decade since Steve Jobs passed away on Oct. 5, 2011, the iPhone, Mac and iPad have helped turn Apple into one of the most valuable companies on the planet, with over a billion people now making Apple’s technology part of their daily lives. 

It’s a big change from 1997 when, after returning as interim CEO to an Apple that was months away from bankruptcy, Jobs was looking for help and famously got a $150 million cash investment from Microsoft and Bill Gates and gave Microsoft’s Internet Explorer a boost over the popular Netscape Navigator browser. But lesser known is that he also tried to cut a deal with Michael Dell and his namesake PC company that might have changed the course of Apple and technology history forever.

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