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[News] Monopoly Abuser Wants to Knock AMD Out of Linux Laptops

  • Subject: [News] Monopoly Abuser Wants to Knock AMD Out of Linux Laptops
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:08:40 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Intel and AMD gearing up for battle over the OLPC's CPU slot

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| It may have once dismissed the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) Project as 
| a "cheap gadget," but Intel appears to have changed its mind.  


Nerve has no bounds. First they attack you and then they want to be
your 'friends'. It's just like Microsoft and the OSI. Nick should give Intel
the finger, just like ESR did (to Microsoft).

This comes at an important time...

AMD's new 'quad-core' server chip seen as critical to chipmaker's success  
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| Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is set to launch its highly publicized new server 
| chip Monday, delivering the biggest jolt to its product lineup in four years. 



Negroponte says Intel should be "ashamed of itself" 

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| He is furious that Intel's CEO Craig Barrett called the One Laptop a
| gadget. The Negroponte initiative is caught in the middle of a vicious 
| fight between AMD and Intel, he said.


US antitrust group urges Intel investigation

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| The American Antitrust Institute (AAI), a Washington DC lobby group, has 
| written an open letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging an 
| investigation of Intel's allegedly monopolistic business practices.  
| [...]
| AAI say its insistence of an investigation is based on allegations by AMD in 
| a private case and information obtained by the EC's complaint, which have not 
| been made public  


The Fight for Fair and Open Competition

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| AMD is an undisputed technology and innovation leader.
| However, Intel's abusive, illegal monopolistic behavior is preventing 
| businesses and consumers alike from choosing freely between AMD and Intel  
| products. 


EC says Intel influenced bids for computer projects

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| The third type of allegation, however, was new, and sounded like a variety of 
| predatory pricing. “In the context of bids against AMD-based products for 
| strategic customers in the server segment of the market,” the commission 
| press release said, “Intel has offered CPUs on average below cost.”   


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