Linux as AC 97 sound
Posted Dec 27, 2008 0:21 UTC (Sat) by dmarti
In reply to: What's in it for Intel?
Parent article: Alan Cox is moving on from Red Hat
A customer's computer budget is only so big, and Intel wants a bigger share of it. If a customer buys a expensive Creative Labs card instead of using the generic Intel sound hardware on the motherboard, that's a smaller fraction of the budget going to Intel. Same for graphics, and every other part of the system -- there's a cheap generic version that customers can choose in order to spend more on the Intel processor and chipset.
Supporting Linux is just giving customers another cheap generic option.
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