[PC-BSD Testing] New blurb I thought some might like about AMD v Intel

Matt Olander matt at ixsystems.com
Mon Jan 4 10:58:10 PST 2010


On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 10:34 AM, doverosx at gmail.com <doverosx at gmail.com> wrote:
> Arthur Koziol wrote:
>> http://www.osnews.com/story/22683/Intel_Forced_to_Remove_Cripple_AMD_Function_from_Compiler_
>>
>> Pretty evil if you asked me. Seems Intel is batting a thousand lately.
>> Hope AMD takes 'em to the cleaners.
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> Interesting...I thought it was a fact that WAS widely known and the
> issue remedied by the order of the FTC in 2000-2001? Circa K7 Athlons.
>
> Intel seems to be quite evil in how they handle some key operations, of
> course, the way they have been "handling" business these days has earned
> their appearance in an OpenBSD song ;).

It *is* the Intel Compiler, after all. Nobody has to use it and I'm
not really sure why anybody would try to use it on a non-Intel system
;)

-matt


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