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Post Intel is anticompetitive
The news today was not entirely surprising:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10390 ... ag=nl.e703

Anyone who follows the industry has known this for years, but this is not the only front on which Intel abuses the consumer. Intel willingly gimped the netbook platform for the last two years to meet the maximum-system specification cutoff for licensing Windows XP after its initial discontinuation-date.

So if you care about not supporting an anti competitive company, consider going with AMD for you x86_64 needs, and ARM or VIA for your netbook needs. You may not get the most powerful processor ever, but your bang/buck is still as sweet as with Intel.

And on the note of x86_64: the 64 bit extension of the x86 instruction set was initially called AMD64 for a very good reason. Intel didn't want to provide 64 bit computing at the low to middle end price-point, instead pushing their Itanium 64 bit processors. AMD came up with the 64 bit instruction set extension for a reasonable price, and Intel had to later license the technology from AMD to compete. I'm not saying AMD is a saint, but there is something to be said for rooting for the underdog to prevent monopolies.

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Yeah I guess this shouldn't be a surprise, when you see Intel in practically every computer,
you've got to know that it is not because they're perfect and fair angels.


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Well Intel has also been the only serious player in the notebook field since 2006 and that builds brand name a great deal considering the portion of the personal computer market dominated by notebooks. Regardless of cause, however, Intel has essentially a monopoly position and used it to break the law and harm consumers, and should not be soon forgiven.

As a result you get a direct competitor like AMD who's entire operational budget for both GPU and CPU development and production is equivalent to just the CPU R&D expenditures of Intel. It is astonishing they can compete at all.

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Go underdogs!


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