Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th May 2009 10:23 UTC
Intel As was 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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Alex Forster
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At least Intel continually posts real improvements, year to year which are measurable and the costs keep going down.

Agree. I would much rather see that billion-with-a-B go toward new or improved fab processes. Or toward funding of more projects like the International Components for Unicode or its Threading Building Blocks. You guys are all so quick to side with the EU, but lest we forget their unmatched openness regarding hardware specs, allowing Linux to easily support the most common GPUs, RAID chipsets, network cards, etc in the world.

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