Linked by David Adams on Fri 4th Dec 2009 17:16 UTC
In the News This 24/7 Wall Street article displays three common media ailments: hyperbole, a love for top ten lists, and an obsession with December predictions for the coming year (which off course OSNews is obviously also falling victim to), and there are some predictable losers on this list (Blockbuster Video, anyone?). I thought it would be an interesting topic for OSNews because three of the companies/brands are quite familiar to us: Palm, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems.
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RE[5]: Companies on the way out.
by cerbie on Sat 5th Dec 2009 22:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Companies on the way out."
cerbie
Member since:
2006-01-02

With their GMA (and associated drivers, in the GMA500 case)? Unless they get serious about GPGPU and video offloading (the GMA4500HD uses way too much CPU for the task, FI), I won't hold my breath. Getting one out first is fine for hype, but I don't trust Intel to actually make it good, as well, unlike the CPU it will sit next to.

Edited 2009-12-05 22:29 UTC

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Something that may be "good" and only exists in paper (Fusion) has nothing to do against something which is "not great" but already on silicon.

Last I checked I perform most of my computations using semiconductor based devices, I have yet to achieve the same level of functionality from vapor and paper.

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cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

Likewise, I do mine with products already proven to work well, like AMD's GPUs. The fully integrated CPU/GPU silicon may be vapor to us right now, but the rest is just a matter of AMD's beta software making it to some official release status.

Edited 2009-12-08 23:01 UTC

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