Linked by timl on Sun 5th Jun 2011 16:25 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft and Nvidia have an agreement in place that spells out terms relating to a possible acquisition of the graphics and mobile processor manufacturer, regulatory documents indicate. The deal gives Microsoft the exclusive right to match any offer for 30% or more of Nvidia's outstanding shares by a third-party." The agreement appears to be over 10 years old, dating back to the time of the contract for the GPU of the original X-Box. It has likely gained relevance again now that Microsoft allegedly wants to more closely control hardware of tablets running its upcoming Windows 8 OS.
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RE[3]: Only one real concern
by 0brad0 on Tue 7th Jun 2011 00:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Only one real concern"
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"Of course they won't! They want to control hardware and to beat the competition. Linux is a threat for M$.

On the desktop? No, it's not. On the server, obviously it is. But servers don't usually have need of accelerated video anyway.

M$ isn't a threat to M$ on this mythical desktop.

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