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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RE[3]: Good
by vivainio on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

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.


Computer enthusiast market has been irrelevant for years already, apart from the few guys buying nvidia & ati high end gpus.

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RE[4]: Good
by TheGZeus on Mon 20th Sep 2010 00:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Good"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Sure, because the people that write the code have nothing to do with computing.
Sure...

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RE[5]: Good
by Savior on Mon 20th Sep 2010 06:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Good"
Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

Sure, because the people that write the code have nothing to do with computing.
Sure...


Well, I can only speak for myself, but... I do CS research and so I obviously do write code... and I have a 3 years old notebook at home, which is, by definition prebuilt. It runs everything I can throw at it (or write for it), and it has been almost a decade since I've felt the need for tinkering. And I am not alone in this; most of my IT friends have the same opinion.

In other words, I think vivainio's point stands, at least on the consumer market. Company/server is a different beast, though.

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RE[4]: Good
by JAlexoid on Mon 20th Sep 2010 07:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Good"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Computer enthusiast market has been irrelevant for years already, apart from the few guys buying nvidia & ati high end gpus.


Yes, computer enthusiast market is irrelevant, but gamer market is still very much relevant. That market has the highest margins of them all.

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