Dell + AMD = ?

There is a rumor for the year of 2006 that Dell is in talks with AMD to start supplying chips for their desktop computers.  As most of you know, Apple has gone with Intel for their new MacBooks (debut today at MacWorld San Fran) and other computers.  Is this a subliminal nudge towards Intel that Dell is making?  I hope so!  I have been an avid AMD user for over a few years now.  Since the inception of the original slot A Athlon, I’ve been apart of the AMD family.  Anyhow, is this a partnership that is in the making or is it just another rumor?  Who knows, we hear about this at least once every year and usually nothing comes of it.  We’ll just have to wait and see.  Here’s hoping for it to become a reality!