Originally Posted by iandh
You used your extra $200 to buy a C2D, I went AMD and I used the $200 I saved by not going C2D
to buy an 8800GTS. Calm down and think a little more about it next time before you post. The point I was trying to make was quite obvious, in fact I am surprised that it needed any further explanation.
Also, please refrain from making personal attacks, it is against the TOS. I am not a fool solely because my opinion differs from yours.
To stay partially on topic... Intel bribing dell is only one of the reasons I will be waiting for Phenom, regardless of how far AMD pushes it back.
\\/\\/\\/\\/ Endorsements are usually done in secret? We aren't talking about Tiger Woods endorsing a golf ball here. Actually, it isn't me calling it bribery, it's the suit AMD is currently pursuing against Intel.
agreement and an exclusion
agreement are two totally different animals my friend. Obviously you are having trouble with this concept.
It's funny how I see you accusing someone else of personal attacks, yet you have come close to crossing the line in a couple of posts now. Hypocrisy is no fun.
If the deal were not done "in secret" it would have made it much more difficult to complete. In general, you don't hear about such deals anyway, regardless of how you view them. For example, Coca-Cola has a deal with my University to be the only supplier of pop on campus; yet the public was not informed until after the deal was over. I hate most Coca-Cola products, yet to say Coca-Cola bribed the University would be a false statement.
If you want to use the word "bribery", then let us see some evidence of something illegal
that transpired between Dell and intel that culminated in the transfer of money to keep Dell quiet. My only point is that bribery is a word with a negative connotation, so better ones could be chosen.
AMD can claim whatever they want. AMD and intel have been suing each other left and right for years. Just because one side claims the other did some evil things doesn't mean it is true, nor does it imply the innocence of the suing party. If intel did do something illegal, then they should be punished and then the word "bribery" can be used once they have been found guilty; otherwise it's just slander. I guarantee you that AMD isn't as clean as they want to appear by making this lawsuit.