Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th May 2009 08:46 UTC
Intel Microsoft isn't the only company in the technology industry with a monopoly. Its partner in crime, Intel, has often been accused of monopoly abuse as well, and is currently under scrutiny by the same European Commission who fined Microsoft. Sources have told eWeek (which generally has a good track record) that Intel will indeed be found guilty this week of abusing its monopoly position to stifle the competition.
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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by bannor99 on Mon 11th May 2009 17:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
bannor99
Member since:
2005-09-15

MMDHV ( My mileage definitely has varied ) but it seems
that your experience with AMD and the chipset problems are quite out of date.

Have you built an AMD system since 2001?
The first AMD system I built, back in 97, still works
although it's really too slow to be practical anymore.

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RE[3]: Comment by flanque
by TechGeek on Mon 11th May 2009 18:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by flanque"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

You are right to some degree. The last Via board I had that crapped out was a 2.8 GHz P4 board. Not AMD's fault, I admit. However, how many times and how recently should I have gotten burned for it to be ok to use AMD again. I am sorry, but the sad truth (in my opinion) is that buying AMD is a crap shoot. When I buy Intel, I know that while I may pay more, I am getting parts that will last far longer than I ever have need. I still have old P3 MBs kicking around that work, although their uses are getting few and far between.

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RE[4]: Comment by flanque
by darknexus on Mon 11th May 2009 18:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by flanque"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

So... your Via board that you're bitching about isn't even related to AMD... and you're saying AMD boards are bad?
AMD boards are not limited to Via chipsets, far from it though I must say my experience with Via chipsets has been the polar opposite of yours. In particular, many new AMD boards use AMD/ATI chipsets rather than Via--AMD does, after all, own ATI which made Motherboard chipsets for a while so why bother with Via? In fact, I see very few recent AMD boards that utilize Via chipsets at all.
Might want to make sure you're up-to-date on AMD offerings before commenting...

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RE[3]: Comment by flanque
by dragossh on Mon 11th May 2009 19:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by flanque"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

Have you built an AMD system since 2001?
The first AMD system I built, back in 97, still works
although it's really too slow to be practical anymore.

Have you tried putting BeOS or Haiku on that? I'm sure it would fly if your hardware is recognized.

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