"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." —Michael Dell on Apple, shortly after Steve Jobs' return in 1997
After years of stagnant growth and declining stock prices, Dell Computer has been taken private in a $24.4 billion leveraged buyout led by founder Michael Dell. Microsoft will loan Dell $2 billion as part of the deal.
I'd say that Apple's Steve Jobs got the last laugh on Dell, but Jobs is dead and Dell isn't, so, um, no.