Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:32 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Intel On a Windows Vista or Vindows 7 disk, all versions of the operating system are present, from Starter to Ultimate, and everything in between. So, if you want too upgrade to a more capable version of Windows down the road, all you need to do is pop the Windows disk in, let Windows Anytime Upgrade do its thing, and you're done. It seems like Intel is experimenting with a similar technology... For its processors.
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This is nothing new...
by tylerdurden on Sun 19th Sep 2010 22:26 UTC
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... in fact this is just an complementary version of the marketing already in place based on binning. And most chip manufacturers (at least in the processor and GPU markets) do this already, Intel is just taking it to the next level.

Whether we like it or not, Intel really is not in the business of making CPUs, as much as they are in business to make as much money as they can. I don't particularly like it, and I wish humans had evolved past these silly myopic systems and "isms," alas that is neither here nor there...

Edited 2010-09-19 22:26 UTC

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