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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Intel is milk its customers
by rom508 on Mon 20th Sep 2010 11:12 UTC
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Yeah well, Intel are obviously not going to sell CPUs for less just because some features are locked. More likely the customers will pay more for the privilege of having all the bells and whistles.

Reminds of those "entrepreneurs" on ebay, that take a second-hand $200 SPARC server, break it up and sell the parts at inflated prices, totaling something like $500.

I mean are there people stupid enough to fall for that?

Oh your machine's graphics performance sucks? Well that's $50 to enable FPU.

Oh you're not happy with your 100MHz CPU speed? Well it can go up to 3GHz, it's just $5 per 100MHz.

Oh you want to run Linux/BSD/* operating system? Well that's $100 to enable alternative operating systems support.

Intel go fcuk yourself!

Edited 2010-09-20 11:13 UTC

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