quote: It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
quote: If that is all that the standard has to be, "dominant power" in the EU, then every small town resteraunt owner should sue McDonalds for having crushing local dominant pricing power.
quote: or sticking them with a huge fine (which would be passed on to customers in higher prices / lower performance sooner or later).
quote: Because Intel supplies critical components to OEMs, they have significant bargaining power. From the claims I've read, Intel has used this leverage to convince OEMs to sell less AMD products, sell no AMD products, or delay the sale of AMD products. Intel can do this because AMD cannot supply enough CPUs for entire OEM orders (Intel can).
quote: Where have you been? If AMD wasn't pricing aggressively, how much do you think you'd be paying for a Core2? Notice how this time, when AMD's product is not competative, Intel's prices are lower than the last time this happened (P4)? Since the lawsuits, we've seen better prices from Intel. Heck, we've even seen Dell start selling AMD products. Coincidence?