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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Just one chip...
by ozonehole on Mon 20th Sep 2010 00:21 UTC
ozonehole
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Hmmm...maybe Intel can get their manufacturing line down to just one chip with 16 multicores. They ship it with just one core enabled, and you pay $50 for each additional core you want to enable. Works in every machine from a netbook to a mainframe. Though expensive to manufacture, Intel bets the company on this great new technology, selling the chips for a loss on low-end machines, expecting to make a fortune from the upgrades, and then...

...whoops! Somebody finds a way to jailbreak it. Google and everyone else decides to run their server farms from Asus eeePCs.

Intel goes bankrupt.

And at last, the ARM chips come into their own! Goodbye x86 processors. ARM rules the world!

OK, I just woke up.

Edited 2010-09-20 00:23 UTC

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