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EU Fines Intel for 1.06 Billion EUR
on Wed 13th May 2009 10:23 UTC
already revealed by eWeek
earlier this week, the
EU has imposed a massive fine on Intel
for abusing its monopoly position. The fine is larger than the one given to Microsoft: 1.06 billion EUR, or 1.44 billion USD, opposed to the 899 million EUR fine imposed upon Microsoft.
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RE: Of course
on Wed 13th May 2009 18:10 UTC in reply to "
RE: Of course
With that being said, the integration is abysmal. Compare the Windows XP configuration and work done then compare it to their Linux version; I can see why some Linux advocates just say, "if you're not going to do it properly - don't even try" - the half baked attempts have basically given Linux a bad rap as the operating system that couldn't step up to the challenge (when in reality it is the OEM's at fault).
Well, Windows has the same problem on desktops and laptops, with OEMs loading the machines down with bad shoddy drivers and software ('crapplets') that nobody wants. The end result is a brand new machine that runs like it's 5 years old, and people think it's Windows that is problem, where if they'd only reformat and install with good drivers, most (if not all) if their problems would go away.
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