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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Damned Dirty Lawyers...

So, finally, after many known cases of abuse, AMD has filed against Intel for anti-trust violations.

Honestly, I'm shocked it took them this long to go against Intel. I guess they wanted to make sure they have enough evidence. It sure does look like they do.

Lets take, for example, the recent Japanese Federal Trade Commission's case against Intel, where, they Intel themselves admitted to violating their anti-monopoly laws against Sony, Toshiba, Fujitsu, NEC, and Hitachi. The outright admitted they were using illegal rebates and intimidation to ensure that these companies would ONLY use Intel processors.

The way I see it, there are two outcomes. One, AMD wins in the USA and Intel is sanctioned. Two, AMD looses and go under from the legal fees. If you read the formal legal complaint, and if even half of it is remotely true, then I doubt Outcome #2 will ever happen. Quite simply, there appears to be too many cases to be a mere coincidence or glossing over of facts.

Maybe finally I could buy a Dell laptop with AMD technology. I can only hope.


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