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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I would argue the point of 'AMD based machine sans shenanigans' as most basic users dont have the 'anti-intel' mentality. They know the name 'Intel' and trust it as a result. You have to explain WHY someone should by AMD. Intel is the default in mindshare. For better or worse, its the market reality.

I don't buy this at all, it's not an anti-Intel mentality. When AMD introduced their amd64 line people bought AMD because they were much better than Intel's offerings, when Intel introduced core2 people bought Intel because they were much better than AMD's offerings. If Intel goes down this crippled route I'm certain it will help AMD, but it won't mean squat if their cpu offerings aren't up to the task, people wants the best bang for the buck, very few care if it says AMD or Intel on the cpu box.

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