Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Dec 2005 17:07 UTC
Intel Intel's chairman chided plans by rival AMD and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build a $100 laptop for the developing world. At a press conference in Sri Lanka on Friday, Craig Barrett said that potential computer users would scoff at the computer's lack of features. Barrett also said the device isn't worthy of being called a laptop. "I think a more realistic title should be 'the $100 gadget'," he mused. "The problem is that gadgets have not been successful."
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RE[4]: Doesn't get it...
by OMRebel on Mon 12th Dec 2005 15:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Doesn't get it..."
OMRebel
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2005-11-14

Wrong. They have code that checks to see what processor is being used. If it returns from the check that it's Intel, it runs optimized code that would run just as well on AMD as it does Intel. If it doesn't return Intel, then it runs a different set of instructions that is slower.

Perhaps you're the one that needs to actually think before you post such rhetoric.

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