Linked by timl on Sun 5th Jun 2011 16:25 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft and Nvidia have an agreement in place that spells out terms relating to a possible acquisition of the graphics and mobile processor manufacturer, regulatory documents indicate. The deal gives Microsoft the exclusive right to match any offer for 30% or more of Nvidia's outstanding shares by a third-party." The agreement appears to be over 10 years old, dating back to the time of the contract for the GPU of the original X-Box. It has likely gained relevance again now that Microsoft allegedly wants to more closely control hardware of tablets running its upcoming Windows 8 OS.
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RE: Only one real concern
by Liquidator on Mon 6th Jun 2011 04:44 UTC in reply to "Only one real concern"
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Hopefully Microsoft will continue to produce them if they buy Nvidia.

Of course they won't! They want to control hardware and to beat the competition. Linux is a threat for M$.

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