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in a way . . .

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Yes, that's right, according to a report in yesterday's Gray Lady, Microsoft will be starting its own chip design division, with the ultra-creative name: "The Computer Architecture Group," and will be split between Redmond, Washington and Mountain View, California. The venerable NYT adds that Microsoft will use the lab to beef up chips in the next-generation Xbox (the Xbox 720?)
http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/21/m...-for-new-xbox/
 
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Sounds like a crackpot idea to me.....I dont think they will personally go very far or they will buy out a company to help them.
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Sounds like a crackpot idea to me.....I dont think they will personally go very far or they will buy out a company to help them.
LOL. I like the "buy out a company" one.
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I doubt that they are actually dumping IBM. It's prolly something they're taking a stab at - not risking their next gen console on.
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what is they baught intel and ati
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M$ is becoming more and more a monopoly and I think something needs to be done about it.
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what is they baught intel and ati
what?

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M$ is becoming more and more a monopoly and I think something needs to be done about it.
I don't really see how you can say this. Linux usage is at an all time high and the Macbook Pro's spectacular sales combined with boot camp and crossover have apple's market share at levels it has only dreamed of in recent years. M$ is less of a monopoly than ever
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M$ as a company is becomming what sony was 5 yrs ago.. expanding..

although... i have to agree that until game and software devs make most games work on linux.. then it will remain the only way to play some things..
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what is they baught intel and ati
Even though Intel wouldnt accept it, and ATI is now AMD..
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I could see M$ buying Intel actually
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