Originally Posted by Wishmaker
A lot of Shoulda Woulda Coulda. AMD has always been the victim in this game. If it is not INTEL, it is NVIDIA, etc. AMD is the 6 year old bullied by the 16 year olds. We should all buy BD because AMD loves us and don't care about the money. They live off our happiness! AMD plays fair everyone else cheats, etc.
yes. actually its precisely that.
intel has officially stated that it wants to incorporate chip-built drm in order to 'deliver better content in a better way to customers'. which means, well, drm, on behalf of OTHER private interests, than any technology company. and probably more. even the remote killswitch.
it officially intends to hurt our freedoms.
intel has frauded, got sentenced, and now selling us expensive cpus because it was able to get away with undermining its competitor.
it hurts our wallet.
these are serious considerations. i dont want a company which is intending to limit what i do with MY computer, nomatter how and why, take the upper hand in anything. intel is a born and raised american company, with american business culture and perception, and it is way too chummy with the private interests that seek to limit people's freedoms for their own profit, or the government wanting to do it for its own control. currently there is a lot of talk for implementing hardware-inbuilt identification schemes for 'better security on internet', and intel is the coziest manufacturer to be amenable to accepting this kind of bastardry.
there would be nothing preventing intel from dressing us with in-built drm, remote killswitches, and god knows what, if there isnt a viable competitor to itself.
and any sane individual who has two brain cells, would want that. it would be stupid.
its probably more like that you are rather young or have not seen your fair share of how life works. then you would not be making your decisions on how things look right NOW, but, how do they look into the near future.
short sightedness harms future.