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Windows 7: Ec shows how intel broke the law

22 Sep 2009   #1

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Ec shows how intel broke the law

Pulling no punches, the EC went on to explain exactly how Intel broke antitrust laws. Top of the list were a list of conditional rebates, which essentially allowed manufacturers, including Dell, NEC and Lenovo, to buy processors at a discount provided they didn't buy AMD processors.

The EC found that in February 2003 an internal Dell presentation outlined how Intel retaliation for selling AMD processors "could be severe and prolonged with impact to all LOBs [Lines of Business]". Similar stories were found elsewhere in other companies.

Payments to Acer were on the condition that Acer would postpone the launch of an AMD-based laptop ... Payments to Lenovo were on the condition that Lenovo would postpone the launch of an AMD-based laptop...
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22 Sep 2009   #2

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Lame.. Bad Intel... Bad..

I have not built an Intel Based PC since 2004, when I did so for a client. Not that I think they make bad chips, because they are the clear leaders at the moment, but because I like AMD more as a company and am pretty much always a supporter of the underdog, though if the roles were reversed in this competition, I doubt that last statement would remain true..
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