What's in it for Intel?
Posted Dec 25, 2008 2:16 UTC (Thu) by dark
In reply to: What's in it for Intel?
Parent article: Alan Cox is moving on from Red Hat
Intel is not the only maker of chips to run Linux on! By making sure that
Linux can use every feature of their chipsets, and squeezes every bit of
speed out of their processors, Intel can become the platform of choice for
Linux systems. That way they can take market share from AMD and Via. For
Linux users, there's little difference between "Linux runs faster on Intel
chips" and "Intel chips are faster".
In addition, there's the effect of software being complementary to
hardware. People buy software and hardware together. If Intel can bring
the price of software down, then there's more money for the hardware. This
will expand their market.
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