Intel vs. AMD
I cleaned up a lot in the last two years and got rid of a lot of stuff (wouldn't call myself a hoarder).
1xIntel x86 CPU, 1xAMD x86 APU, 1xAMD GPU, 1xnVidia GPU (not used), 2xARM (OMAP) boards and probably some others in several electronic devices like switches, routers, coffee machines etc.
I really hope to be able to replace the big laptop with Intel CPU into something like a AMD Quad- or hexacore APU with proper graphics power, which I am really happy with on the netbook.
ARM clusters rule out any GPU when it comes to computing.
Originally Posted by Spacefish
AMD lost x86 NonameOS desktop market due to NonameCorporation optimizations for Intel, now they lay off (Linux) server market - those are two markets they lost.
Linux Desktop is already much much better on Intel due to Intel working more on Linux AND producing an opensource driver that actually WORKS, which means it is USEABLE.
What is left is market of build-in devices, like crappy blueray players and set-top boxes, this is where AMD "TrustZone" DRM for ARM comes into play.
This looks like National Semiconductor days, when Cyrix went bankrupt.
I think, unfortunately, we can put a large X on AMD... :/
I absolutely do not wish to fall ino intel's hands. Their prices, their "innovations" ... there wouldn't be anything without AMD. Furthermore, intel FOSS support is not always as shiny as some people talk it. It is on average okay and fine (I won't doubt that), but then come to any ImgTec parts that are relabeled as intel and you're 100% lost.
I know that AMD was troubled all the years financially but it's really hard to see the devs already being laid off. It really hurts me. I likely won't buy intel in the future but I hope we'll never have a intel monopoly again. I remember the late 80's and 90s too well.
Umm, you probably must be Japanese to find this kawaii or something? I don't see a point of dancing people in tiger custumes on the moon. Sorry for the lack of Japanes genes.
in other news
It was rummored up on slashdot that Apple is ditching Intel in favor of ARM.
I guess you guys buying Intel may be disappointed. Something must be up at Intel for Apple to consider that.
Remember PowerPC. Maybe something big is coming down at Intel.
Well yeah... Closing the OSRC != abandoning all kernel-related work
Originally Posted by entropy
Where did people get that idea?
I buy Intel, but don't like Intel's 80% market share.
Originally Posted by squirrl
Intel CPUs would be probably cheaper if Intel had 50% or lower market share.
Not sure where you got that idea. Trinity support (AMD's most recent chipset) was just recently added to coreboot.
Originally Posted by deanjo