Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 17:54 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Intel Chalk this one up on the 'uh, what?'-list of acquisitions. Intel announced today that it has acquired Mcafee, the security and antivirus company we all know and love. The press release is a bit vague on why, exactly, Intel made this rather odd acquisition.
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RE: Intel & windows
by vivainio on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:33 UTC in reply to "Intel & windows"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

Seems strange here...this looks like a windows centric purchase.


Last time I checked, Windows market is still the most important one for Intel. Defending that is worth a shot.

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RE[2]: Intel & windows
by bnolsen on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:56 in reply to "RE: Intel & windows"
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2006-01-06

I don't think anyone is threatening intel on the windows front. The core i7 is pretty impressive and shows what intel can do when they aren't letting the marketing department make all the technology decisions. If anything intel should be very concerned with their problem: "if it isn't running windows it's not running an intel processor". Console gaming, handheld gaming, smartphones...intel is nowhere to be found in these recent high growth markets. And AMD...they should consider renaming themselves to ATI...

ARM seems to have a brighter future than intel at this moment.

Edited 2010-08-19 18:58 UTC

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RE[3]: Intel & windows
by vivainio on Thu 19th Aug 2010 19:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Intel & windows"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I don't think anyone is threatening intel on the windows front.

This doesn't mean a company shouldn't continue doing R&D to ensure their position.

Console gaming, handheld gaming, smartphones...intel is nowhere to be found in these recent high growth markets.

On mobile device front, read up on upcoming technologies like Moorestown and MeeGo. Intel has lots to prove there, and being a challenger has its benefits (in terms of motivation, agility, ...)

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