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[News] Several More Linux Vendors Join Forces with the Charity Killer

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Linux vendors line up behind Moblin

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| At Computex, both Novell and Xandros have announced plans to base future 
| operating systems for netbooks on Moblin 2, the Intel developed Linux for 
| Atom processors, recently moved under the aegis of the Linux Foundation. 
| There are also reports that Canonical will announce a Moblin 2 based Ubuntu 
| Netbook Remix. Moblin 2, which was recently released as a "user experience" 
| beta, has won praise for its user interface, based on work by Opened Hand (an 
| Intel 2008 acquisition) and for its rapid boot times.      
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http://www.h-online.com/open/Linux-vendors-line-up-behind-Moblin--/news/113430

Moblin: A Netbook OS to Watch

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| Intel's Linux-based netbook operating system gives Windows a run for its 
| money. 
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http://beta.technologyreview.com/computing/22733/


Recent:

Intel braces for billion Euro fine

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| European competition authorities are expected to release their verdict on
| Intel's allegedly anti-competitive behaviour this week, and it's not looking
| good for the chip maker.
|
| The Commission's decision was sent to national bodies in April and will be
| presented to the Commission on Wednesday. The court is widely expected to
| find Intel guilty of anticompetitive behaviour.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/11/intel_ec_fine/


Nvidia files counter suit against Intel

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| Nvidia's very own Queen of hearts, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, pouted and
| said, "Nvidia did not initiate this legal dispute," but added the firm had to
| defend itself and the rights it had negotiated for, "when we provided Intel
| access to our valuable patents."
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http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/562/1051562/nvidia-files-counter-suit-intel


Nvidia countersues Intel in licensing spat

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/27/nvidia_countersues_intel/


Intel pricing model seen facing EU scrutiny

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| Intel Corp (INTC.O) could face a hefty fine from EU regulators over charges
| it fiddled with retail channels to suppress competitors, but of more concern
| could be any fresh rules imposed by the EU.
|
| Even if the world's largest chipmaker is slapped with the maximum possible
| fine of 10 percent of its annual revenue, the greatest risk for the company
| would be if the EU imposes remedies which would change its pricing model.
|
| The European Commission has already said Intel's pricing practices -- in
| particular rebates to computer makers and retailers -- were a bid to drive
| rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD.N) out of the market and is set to rule
| soon on the issue.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE5283LS20090309


Korea Fair Trade Commission rules against Intel

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| Samsung was one of the firms named in the suit as having been bullied into
| choosing Intel CPUs over AMD's back in 2002. Apparently, Intel "continuously
| requested" Samsung stop buying from its competitors, and when the
| word "please" didn't work, Intel decided to get abusive, significantly
| reducing its volume of rebates to the electronics giant in the first and
| second quarter of 2002. Chipzilla then asked again. With a
| little ‘aggressive' tone on the "please" no doubt.
|
| Come May 2002, Intel purportedly realised it needed to take things to another
| level, implementing a "long term support plan" offering sweeteners like
| maximum-level rebates on the condition, of course, Samsung spent its cash
| buying blue.
|
| The AAI document reckons Intel put an $800 million rebate proposal on the
| table in exchange for Samsung dumping AMD CPUs. No prizes for guessing
| whether or not Samsung took the bait. After all, it would be bad business not
| to, right? To hell with the moral high-ground.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/363/1051363/korea-fair-trade-commission-rules-intel


Related:

Why Microsoft and Intel tried to kill the XO $100 laptop

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| At the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2005, Nicholas Negroponte,
| supreme prophet of digital connectivity, revealed a strange tent-like object.
| It was designed to change the world and to cost $100. It was a solar-powered
| laptop. Millions would be distributed to children in the developing world,
| bringing them connection, education, enlightenment and freedom of
| information. The great, the good, the rich and the technocrats nodded in
| solemn approval.
|
| And then some of them tried to kill it.
|
| Microsoft, makers of most of the computer software in the world, tried to
| kill it with words, and Intel, maker of most computer chips, tried to kill it
| with dirty tricks. Of course, they don’t admit to being attempted murderers.
| And when I introduce you to Intel’s lovely spokesperson, Agnes Kwan, you’ll
| realise how far their denials go. But the truth is the two mightiest
| high-tech companies in the world looked on Negroponte’s philanthropic scheme
| and decided it had to die.
|
| Yet, 3½ years later, the laptop is clinging on to life. It costs around $190
| rather than $100 and it is called the XO. It is no longer like a tent, but it
| can still be solar-powered. It is a technological triumph. But only 370,000
| are in use and another 250,000 ordered. One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), the
| company formed to run the project, is still driven by the same old idealism,
| geekery and technical brilliance. But Negroponte and his young staff are
| older and wiser. They were stunned by the savagery of the competition they
| faced – competition plainly intended to destroy a philanthropic idea. “I had
| wildly underestimated,” says Negroponte, “the degree to which commercial
| entities will go to disrupt a humanitarian project.”
|
| [...]
|
| My Intel spokesperson, Agnes Kwan, seems to exist to evade the issue. I
| played e-mail ping-pong with her over several days. She was trying to avoid
| giving me any dates that would show the Classmate came after the XO. This
| included sending me a bizarre and barely literate “ethnographic” study of
| computing in the developed world. In the end, all she would say about the
| timeline of the Classmate was: “It’s hard to pinpoint a start date with the
| nature of ethnographic research in which ethnographers collect data over a
| long period of time.” Sorry?
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http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article4472654.ece


The OLPC XO laptop

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| Originally known as the '$100 laptop' from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
| project, the XO laptop is now available through retail. I bought one under
| the Give One, Get One program where for a $400 donation, OLPC would send one
| XO to the donator, and another to a child. This is my story of working with
| it for a couple of weeks.    
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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/01/17/review_xo_laptop_hands_on/page7.html


Laptop-Project Founder Faults Intel

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| Oscar Becerra Tresierra, general director for educational technology at
| Peru's Ministry of Education, says that after the country recently agreed to
| buy 272,500 OLPC laptops for primary-school students, an Intel sales
|                                                          ^^^^^^^^^^^
| representative tried "to scare us" by claiming the machines and their power
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| adapters didn't work. "I don't feel very happy about it," he said. "We  
| wouldn't like the project to fail because somebody is spreading gossip about
|                                                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| the machines that doesn't turn out to be true."    
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119948070480568405.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


Laptop Project Blames Intel for Breakup

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| Negroponte said Intel even tried to undo a deal One Laptop had already sealed
| in Peru by citing flaws in the One Laptop "XO" machine and telling government
| ministers "we ought to know, because we are on the board." Such hostile
| comments were prohibited, Negroponte claimed, under the July peace treaty
| that brought Intel into the One Laptop Per Child camp.    
|
| "I want to say we tried, but it was never a partnership," Negroponte
| said. "There's not one single thing in their contract or agreement that they
| lived up to."  
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http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hXa0O9XLMsWfaqt-sI9FqFy2IewgD8TVAD7OA


Intel: doing the dirty on OLPC

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| Intel’s agreement with the OLPC Foundation included a ‘non disparagement’
| clause, under which Intel and One Laptop promised not to criticize each
| other, according to Nicholas Negroponte in the latest article in the Wall
| Street Journal.  
|
| Still Intel tactics have violated that repeatedly to kill OLPC efforts in
| Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan, India, China and Intel is also still trying to pull
| those tactics in Mexico, Brazil.  
| This is simply disgracefull of Intel, scandalous.
|
| But Negroponte has signed an agreement saying that he is not allowed to
| criticize Intel, so he is not allowed to talk about these shameless tactics
| even though Intel is the one violating the agreement.  
|
| So only independant voices on the Internet can get those messages of truth
| out about Intels tactics.
|
| In Nigeria, Intel came and donated 3000 laptops to counter OLPC efforts, then
| sells 17 thousand Classmates to Nigeria at a loss.
|
| Then Microsoft corrupted Nigerian officials with 400 thousand dollars to
| install Windows XP on those instead of Mandriva Linux.
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http://www.p2pnet.net/story/14124


Poor Kids' Laptop Cranks Up

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| Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates earlier this year told the Microsoft
| Government Leaders Forum, "Geez, get a decent computer where you can
| actually read the text and you?re not sitting there cranking the thing
| while you're trying to type" (see Bill Gates Mocks $100 Laptop).
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http://www.redherring.com/article.aspx?a=17302


One Laptop Per Child - Production Delays Caused By Microsoft, Intel?

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| I sincerely hope that no matter what the people who are running the
| OLPC project decide, that their project will continue and not get
| bogged down in a play of corporate greed and ambitions.
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http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/2007/04/28/one-laptop-per-child-production-delays-caused-by-microsoft-intel/


Negroponte says Intel should be "ashamed of itself"

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| He is furious that Intel's CEO Craig Barrett called the One Laptop a
| gadget. The Negroponte initiative is caught in the middle of a vicious
| fight between AMD and Intel, he said.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39733


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| That software effort does not have the support of Mr. Otellini, who
| is concerned about incurring Microsoft's wrath, the executive said.
| The two companies have a long history of tension over who controls
| the hardware and software direction of the "Wintel standard." Intel
| has said it is supporting both operating systems.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/16/technology/16chip.html?ex=1177560000&en=2ef52cee6b1fb0e3&ei=5099&partner=TOPIXNEWS


Lessons from Africa: How to Kill Your Own FUD

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| So, even as Microsoft claims superior quality over Linux, they act as if they
| don't even buy their own FUD. If they really believed that Windows was
| superior to Linux, they wouldn't have to bribe people with “marketing help”
| to get them to choose Windows.  
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http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2007-11-09-030-26-OP-MD-MS


Linux wins Nigerian school desktops back from Microsoft

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| "We are sticking with that platform," said the official, who would not give
| his name.
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http://www.computerworlduk.com/management/government-law/public-sector/news/index.cfm?newsid=6124
http://tinyurl.com/27ycq9



[Mandriva CEO:] An open letter to Steve Ballmer

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| Wow! I’m impressed, Steve! What have you done for these guys to change their
| mind like this? It’s pretty clear to me, and it will be clear to everyone.
| How do you call what you just did Steve, in the place where you live? In my
| place, they give it various names, I’m sure you know them.  
|
| Hey Steve, how do you feel looking at yourself in the mirror in the morning?
|
| Of course, I will keep fighting this one and the next one, and the next one.
| You have the money, the power, and maybe we have a different sense of ethics
| you and I, but I believe that hard work, good technology and ethics can win
| too.  
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http://blog.mandriva.com/2007/10/31/an-open-letter-to-steve-ballmer/


Not Such a Harsh Toke, Actually

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| This is socially, economically, politically and otherwise innovative. It is
| good for democracy too in some of the few remaining places that good thing is
| having trouble getting hold. We regard that thing too lightly, I fear.  
|
| The Gates | Otellini axis directly hurts us deeply. To me, it is a
| particularly American shame.
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http://fussnotes.typepad.com/plexnex/2007/11/not-such-a-hars.html


Intel slapped with new antitrust investigation

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| New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has launched an antitrust
| investigation of Intel, after his office served a wide-ranging subpoena on
| the chip giant.  
|
| Cuomo is investigating whether Intel violated state and federal antitrust
| laws by coercing customers to exclude its main rival, Advanced Micro Devices
| (AMD), from the worldwide market for PC central processing units (CPUs),
| Cuomo said in a news release.  
|
| The subpoena seeks information on Intel's pricing practices and possible
| attempts to exclude competitors through its market power, Cuomo's office
| said.  
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http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/index.cfm?newsID=11099&pagtype=all


US antitrust group urges Intel investigation

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| The American Antitrust Institute (AAI), a Washington DC lobby group, has
| written an open letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging an
| investigation of Intel's allegedly monopolistic business practices.  
|
| [...]
|
| AAI say its insistence of an investigation is based on allegations by AMD in
| a private case and information obtained by the EC's complaint, which have not
| been made public  
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/30/aai_wants_intel_probe_expansion/


Intel urged to give more data on flash unit deal

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| ...U.S. Federal Trade Commission has requested additional information on the
| company's deal with STMicroelectronics...
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUKWNAS317820070830?rpc=44


The Fight for Fair and Open Competition

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| AMD is an undisputed technology and innovation leader.
|
| However, Intel's abusive, illegal monopolistic behavior is preventing
| businesses and consumers alike from choosing freely between AMD and Intel  
| products.
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http://breakfree.amd.com/en-us/antitrust.aspx


EC says Intel influenced bids for computer projects

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| The third type of allegation, however, was new, and sounded like a variety of
| predatory pricing. “In the context of bids against AMD-based products for
| strategic customers in the server segment of the market,” the commission
| press release said, “Intel has offered CPUs on average below cost.”  
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http://legalpad.blogs.fortune.com/2007/08/03/ec-says-intel-influenced-bids-for-computer-projects/


Negroponte says Intel should be "ashamed of itself"

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| He is furious that Intel's CEO Craig Barrett called the One Laptop a
| gadget. The Negroponte initiative is caught in the middle of a vicious
| fight between AMD and Intel, he said.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39733


AMD chief condemns Intel 'abuses'

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| In 2005, after the Japan Fair Trade Commission found Intel guilty of
| offering illegal rebates to Japanese PC makers, AMD filed an anti-trust
| suit against its competitor in the U.S. District Court in Delaware. The
| case has not been decided.
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http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2007/06/21/amd_ceo_condemns_intel_abuses/


AMD: Intel Destroyed Evidence in Antitrust Case

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| In an unpublished statement to the U.S. District Court of Delaware,
| AMD alleges Intel allowed the destruction of evidence in pending
| antitrust litigation.
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http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=6352


Video: Henri Richard comes out swinging at Intel during AMD press conference

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| [AMD's Henri Richard:] "I am sick and tired of being pushed around
| by a competitor that doesn't respect the rules of fair and open
| competition."
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/Berlind/?p=363


Investors sue Dell on payments from Intel: WSJ

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| An investor lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses Dell Inc. of
| improper accounting in its relationship with chip giant Intel,
| according to a media report published Thursday evening.
|
| [...]
|
| The suit alleges that Dell received at times as much as $1 billion
| a year in "secret and likely illegal" kickbacks in the form of
| "e-Cap" or "exception to corporate average pricing" payments"
| from Intel to ensure that Dell used no other chip supplier,
| according to The Journal.
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/investors-sue-dell-payments-intel/story.aspx?guid=%7B400315B0%2DE375%2D4920%2DB300%2D784220BEFE35%7D&siteid=yhoo&dist=yhoo


Lenovo got financial help from Intel, claim

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| Journalists on the title said Lenovo is being paid a "pretty
| penny" from Intel to use its chips.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37670


Intel's anti-trust memos started vanishing from the top

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| Chairman Craig Barrett, CEO Paul Otellini and sales chief Sean Maloney
| have appeared on a list of Intel employees thought to have deleted
| e-mails possibly relevant to AMD's anti-trust lawsuit against its
| larger rival. The missing e-mails have thrust a livid state of mind
| onto AMD's lawyers who have very serious problems with Intel's
| rather lax document retention policy.
|
| [...]
|
| CEO Otellini appears to have been one of these troublesome employees.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/11/intel_tortellini_episode/
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