Fines doesn't state evil
All it's saying is that Intel has broken the law, and are applying undue pressure on vendors to prevent someone else competing in the market.
They stepped too far over the line, and need a big spanking to make sure they realise that in the end, being bad doesn't end up making you money.
Intel will (for a goodly while) be faster than AMD, unless AMD pull another Athlon trick out of the hat where they won the speed crown for a while.
AMD will probably be cheaper than Intel for quite some time, as that's one of the things they compete with.
That's all well and good. What shouldn't happen is that Intel get to turn around to all the vendors and say "Thou shalt not stock my competitor's product, otherwise I will punish you".
Now, with Intel chastised, it's likely that AMD will get more stock to market. With that stock in market, they can make more money to put into R&D, and maybe come up with the next Athlon trick (or x64 trick), and give Intel a moving goal to aim at, making everything better for everyone on price and performance.
Paris, because I'm sure she knows something about spanking.
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