Linked by fran on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 22:34 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes A list of intriguing rumours from the week that was... Firstly: Dell looking to buy AMD. Having one of its best financial years with revenue of $6.49 billion and net profit $471 million, the 'AMD in crisis' reports just won't go away. While news of execs leaving the company, and the almost total rebranding of its processor line-up won't help to quell this, the company sure looks healthy, at least in the short term. Although demand for its products is rising with demand exceeding supply in some cases. I can't help but think this has all to do with the Windows/ARM announcement.
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PPC
by Paradroid on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 10:43 UTC
Paradroid
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2010-01-05

It doesn't sound daft to me that Sony would shelve the PowerPC platform for the PS4. It's end of the road tech and hasn't had the necessary investment from IBM. I guess they will be struggling with what else to use though, historically they didn't seem to like x86 for fear of hacking/homebrew etc - although it's less of an issue now as the PS3 and Wii have lots of homebrew now and neither are x86

On AMD, what do you mean by "I can't help but think this has all to do with the Windows/ARM announcement." Why would Microsoft starting to support ARM make Dell invest in x86?

Edited 2011-02-23 10:46 UTC

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RE: PPC
by sgtarky on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 13:27 in reply to "PPC"
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2006-01-02

I am getting a touch of sometimers...I think in the around 99-2000 dell wouldnt ship a computer with an amd processor that was when the athlon first shipped

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