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: Are they sure ?
by pandronic on Mon 20th Sep 2010 06:34 UTC in reply to "Are they sure ?"
pandronic
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2006-05-18

Don't know why/whether it is legal to sell something they know in advance it can do more after a simple update and with no reason.
People are they able to sue Intel for this ?


I don't see why. Car manufacturers have been doing this for years now. The hardware is all there and all you have to do a lot of times is install better software on your car to unlock some features you'd otherwise have to pay money for. The only difference is that they don't sell you software upgrades, but still the hardware is there.

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RE[2]: Are they sure ?
by marafaka on Mon 20th Sep 2010 09:20 in reply to "RE: Are they sure ?"
marafaka Member since:
2006-01-03

IBM doing it for some time, you're not gonna buy but rent.

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