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: Comment by kaiwai
by r_a_trip on Mon 20th Sep 2010 11:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
r_a_trip
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The cost to keep the feature on the chip maybe a few cents but the cost to upgrade will be $50 meaning that the margins will be massive in terms of after sale upgrades.

In other words Intel could nickle and dime you to death with their crippleware CPU in comparison with the lumpsum version.

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