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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RE[4]: Of course
by kaiwai on Wed 13th May 2009 18:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Of course"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Well, Windows has the same problem on desktops and laptops, with OEMs loading the machines down with bad shoddy drivers and software ('crapplets') that nobody wants. The end result is a brand new machine that runs like it's 5 years old, and people think it's Windows that is problem, where if they'd only reformat and install with good drivers, most (if not all) if their problems would go away.


I don't know who you are purchasing off but when I had a Lenovo Thinkpad T61p, all I needed to do was uninstall some crapware, run the updater, and voila, my computer went to sleep and woke up without any problems, my computer boot time was snappy, all the hardware was fully supported rather than partially supported as with the case of Linux, the implementation of usbvc and missing features that the standard provides by the linux implementation doesn't.

Compare that to the Linux world where even preinstalled Linux versions can't sleep properly when the lid is closed, when the update server is broken (SLED update server was broken, I notified Novell of it but it was never fixed, the net result is they lost a contract for over 300 users), the lack of fully supporting the features of the hardware, the poor quality of the drivers as with the case of the ath5k (in the acer aspire review I did) where bugs are reported but never fixed.

Compared to Linux, Windows is a walk in the park.

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RE[5]: Of course
by WorknMan on Wed 13th May 2009 19:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Of course"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

That's what I'm saying... it's different depending on which OEM you purchase from. Point being, I don't think either operating system is really to blame for these issues, cept for the SLED thing being down. That looks to be a problem with the distro vendor.

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