quote: The anticompetitive measures though... While they sound nice, enforcing them will be the burden of Intel's competitors to prove to the courts a violation has occured, I would imagine. If one does occur after the ruling, I'm sure the justice system will not be as lenient the next time they are in front of the judge.I'm surprised at the small fine, very surprised.
quote: Intel did nothing wrong.Seriously, the agreement between Dell and Intel happens all the time in the business world.
quote: Who's business is it if one company gives incentives and payments to another anyway? Why should one company be concerned about how "fair" it's being to it's competition?
quote: Really? I read that they did only give the discounts if Dell would not carry AMD processors at all.
quote: Intel is no longer allowed to pay off (either directly, or through unit discounts) OEMs to exclusively carry Intel CPUs or to not carry competitor Advanced Micro Devices' CPUs.
quote: PC makers had full discretion about how to use the discounts. There was no strings attached to hurt or muscle out AMD.