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Windows 7: Microsoft possibly acquiring Nvidia?

06 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Microsoft possibly acquiring Nvidia?

Exclusive: Microsoft Has Acquisition Deal With Nvidia -- InformationWeek

Not sure I like this. I'm in favor of hardware and software vendors staying separate so we can continue having options and competition.

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06 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Would it be a "Google-wants-everything" mutation?
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06 Jun 2011   #3

Win7 Ultimate
Gone too far

ATI? Well ok this may be good. Now Nvidia-no this is not right.
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06 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Tired of mergers.
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06 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

maybee there wil be an upside if this happens, better quality controll of computers and possibly an increase in stock.
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06 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Ugh... I like microsoft and I like nvidia but I don't like this.

Very surprising actually. I would have figured Intel would have gone for it to counter AMD/ATI merger.

Though.. if it were between MS and Apple... sigh.
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06 Jun 2011   #7
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Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

This "deal" is part of a decades old contract between MS and Nvidia and only kicks in if some other party attempts to buy 30% or more of Nvidia. Sort of a anti takeover tactic.

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06 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 10 Pro

I think this has to do with Microsoft being worried about the tablet gpu side of things, and that if say Apple take attempts a takeove of Nvidia, they could be in a bind for gpu's for their tablets....

Nvidia's ARM-based Tegra chip is widely used by a number of major mobile device manufacturers. It's employed in Google Android-based tablets and smartphones from Samsung, Motorola, and others. Microsoft itself earlier this week demonstrated Windows 8 tablets running on the new, quad-core "Kal-El" version
There's also been rumblings over the past couple of years that Apple views Nvidia as a possible takeover target. Apple's A5 CPU for the iPad 2 uses ARM's system-on-a-chip design, an architecture in which Nvidia has considerable expertise as Tegra also relies on ARM
The deal could be extremely valuable to Microsoft. Any acquisition of Nvidia by a rival could deliver another setback to the software maker's significantly delayed tablet plans. Conversely, if Microsoft took control of Nvidia it could maintain a tighter grip on its supply chain for mobile components.
Bottom line is it's about Apple taking over Nvidia and leaving Microsoft high and dry in the tablet department. Something Apple would surely love to do.
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06 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

This is extremely bad news... Microsoft GeForce GTX 680.... *shivers* The worst nightmare would be Apple buying it instead. 1500$ graphic card... yeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh....
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06 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit

Meh, don't mind at all. Would be interesting to see that happen though.
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