Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th May 2009 08:46 UTC
Intel Microsoft isn't the only company in the technology industry with a monopoly. Its partner in crime, Intel, has often been accused of monopoly abuse as well, and is currently under scrutiny by the same European Commission who fined Microsoft. Sources have told eWeek (which generally has a good track record) that Intel will indeed be found guilty this week of abusing its monopoly position to stifle the competition.
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RE: Comment by flanque
by TechGeek on Mon 11th May 2009 14:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by flanque"
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While I dont deny that Intel may have abused its monopoly, AMD did at least as much to hurt itself as Intel has. There are many people who like me won't buy AMD because they relied on VIA to make their chipsets. VIA makes or at least did make, pure crap. In all my years building PCs, I have never had a board built with Via tectnology that hasn't crapped out before its time except one. And that one had the KT133a chipset which was so messed up that I threw away the board.

I have Intel boards that got tossed around in boxes for years, no static bad, no protection. Fired them up and they worked just fine.

YMMV, but there is a reason I choose Intel.

Edited 2009-05-11 14:48 UTC

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