Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th May 2009 10:23 UTC
Intel As was already revealed by eWeek earlier this week, the EU has imposed a massive fine on Intel for abusing its monopoly position. The fine is larger than the one given to Microsoft: 1.06 billion EUR, or 1.44 billion USD, opposed to the 899 million EUR fine imposed upon Microsoft.
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Comment by satan666
by satan666 on Wed 13th May 2009 12:39 UTC
satan666
Member since:
2008-04-18

I hope other countries will follow (especially USA). Everybody should fine Intel and Microsoft until they die. I will never buy anything from Intel ever.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Last major upgrade, I looked at Intel and AMD but it was Intel that had the benchmarks in my chip/price range. I wanted to go AMD but they didn't have an answer for the Q6600 quade core at that time. Next system build, I'll do the same; hope for AMD but it'll be the better bit of hardware. Same with the GPU, if AMD can make ATI viable again then my next rig may not be Nvidia. We'll see how the open driver comes along.

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RE: Comment by satan666
by macrules on Wed 13th May 2009 14:29 in reply to "Comment by satan666"
macrules Member since:
2006-02-07

That's why I don't want to get the new Mac-Intel systems. I still have my iBook g4 (PowerPC). But it's getting old ( April 2004 model ).

I wish that Apple dumps Intel and become more open.
Such as Apple + AMD, Apple + ARM for iPhones and Apple + Freescale/Motorola/PA Semi .

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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by foljs on Wed 13th May 2009 19:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
foljs Member since:
2006-01-09

That's why I don't want to get the new Mac-Intel systems. I still have my iBook g4 (PowerPC). But it's getting old ( April 2004 model ).

I wish that Apple dumps Intel and become more open.
Such as Apple + AMD, Apple + ARM for iPhones and Apple + Freescale/Motorola/PA Semi .


Yes, because the brand of the cpu in your computer or phone is really important to your workflow.

Riiiight.

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