Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:32 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Intel On a Windows Vista or Vindows 7 disk, all versions of the operating system are present, from Starter to Ultimate, and everything in between. So, if you want too upgrade to a more capable version of Windows down the road, all you need to do is pop the Windows disk in, let Windows Anytime Upgrade do its thing, and you're done. It seems like Intel is experimenting with a similar technology... For its processors.
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Good
by orestes on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:55 UTC
orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

AMD could use the added market share

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RE: Good
by vivainio on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:59 in reply to "Good"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

AMD could use the added market share

I don't see that happening.

Hack like this allows intel to be more flexible with their prices - possibly making cheap CPUs cheaper, since the can expect $50 extra soon for all sales (and as such better compete with AMD on low end).

I also think it should be quite possible to do this in secure fashion - there is impenetrable hardware involved.

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RE[2]: Good
by boulabiar on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:04 in reply to "RE: Good"
boulabiar Member since:
2009-04-18

They've bought McAffe to make it difficult to toolkits trying to crack this upcoming system ?

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RE[2]: Good
by orestes on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:09 in reply to "RE: Good"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

The only place I can see this taking off is in prebuilts with people who don't know any better. Most of the computer enthusiast market will probably have negative reactions to some degree.

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RE[2]: Good
by TheGZeus on Mon 20th Sep 2010 00:01 in reply to "RE: Good"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Yes, because no one ever bypasses digital security measures.

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RE: Good
by mckill on Sun 19th Sep 2010 22:14 in reply to "Good"
mckill Member since:
2007-06-12

AMD could use the added market share


keep drinking the koolaid, i'm sure it will come true one day.

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RE: Good
by tyrione on Mon 20th Sep 2010 06:40 in reply to "Good"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

AMD could use the added market share


The quickest way this happens is if Apple dumps Intel as a primary CPU provider for AMD with the bulldozer line coming up and makes Intel only for custom build orders.

The visibility would make this add-on charge a risk for Intel whose thoroughly enjoyed Apple's branding w/ Intel inside.

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RE[2]: Good
by segedunum on Mon 20th Sep 2010 14:35 in reply to "RE: Good"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

The quickest way this happens is if Apple dumps Intel as a primary CPU provider for AMD with the bulldozer line coming up and makes Intel only for custom build orders.

ROTFL. In the computer market Apple's sales are a small drop in a rockpool next to a large ocean. But nice try.

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