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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RE: Unpleasant experience?
by Morgan on Mon 20th Sep 2010 02:16 UTC in reply to "Unpleasant experience?"
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Well, you post on OSNews so I'd have to guess that you're a techie. For someone like you or me, this upgrade card BS is transparent and irrelevant. We'll just buy a non-crippled machine, or better yet the parts to build or upgrade our own, and won't be affected by this.

The victims of this scheme are the everyday person who sees a PC as just another appliance in the home. They are the ones who will get pushed into the crippled hardware and talked into the $50 string of characters to unlock what they already had. That's almost pure profit for Intel as it requires no new hardware and only pennies worth of paper and plastic for the functionless upgrade card.

It's a scam, period.

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