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Intel and Skype sign deal that restricts AMD

Discussion in 'News' started by wazzledoozle, Feb 13, 2006.

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    Intel and Skype have signed a deal that will make Skype software identify the brand of processor in a PC. If it detects an Intel, Skype will allow up to 10 way conference calls, if it detects an AMD, it will restrict the software to up to 5 way conference calls.

    Source: C|Net
     
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    :mad: That just pisses me off!:shadedshu
     
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    No worries. I'm sure it'll be cracked soon. :roll:
     
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    dirty rotten corporate bass terds :banghead: . Someone is probably going to patch Skype to get around it anyway in the future :respect: . And whats with Intel trying to dominate over AMD? We all know that most gamers love their AMD Processors :rockout: . Which are the few, the proud, and more intelligent over the Dell buying computer illiterates. But thats my opinion :p

    But I have nothing against Dell, just the majority of people who buy them.
     
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    AMEN!
     
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    I agree brethren... SCREW THEM!:cool:

    AMD Squad!
     
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    now this is just plain unfair, unsporting, and downright dirty.
    this royally sucks.
     
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    Skype will never have me as a customer!

    I love my AMD systems and if Skype is going to do something stupid like this then I will not support their product/service. I hope others will do the same.
     
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    I won't use their wares just to smite them, :slap: and I'll use their wares when it's cracked for AMD to smite them again :toast: I hate foul play. :mad:
     
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    actually as you can see in my and other peoples sigs its called the AAF
    Armed AMD Forces ;)
     
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    that "protection" can be cracked in less than five minutes
     
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    It's not the point if it can be cracked or not. It's the fact that they would actually agree to this.
     
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    so i take it your going to host the cracked version w!zz? ;)
     
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    I like that Armed AMD Forces.
     
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    AAF For life

    Well.... This suX major C**ks...
     
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    it doesnt count unless u put it in your sig ;)
     
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    I think that protection is stupid, but I don't worry about it.

    You'll have to talk to Wazzle on that. He is the "leader" here... ;)

    -Dan
     
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    o ya sry djbbenn i forgot

    but me must inlist!
     
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    Exactly!!!!!!!

    :banghead:

    This really seems to breach anti-trust laws. Both EU and US. How can they get away with that without some form of proof. All the proof I see is that the Intel CPU and AMD are both pretty damn fast, well fast enough for VoIP. Usually the AMD is more cost effective than Intel, more bang for the buck so to speak. My AMD x2 3800+ is the lowest end of the dual core and it's bloody fast!!!!!!!!
     
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    This is just another desperate attempt by Intel to keep AMDs charging bull at bay. They are losing ground in both the PC and server market and they see it. Here's a brilliant idea, let's alienate half of our userbase by limiting their software, solely based on the CPU manufacturer they are running. I'd love to see the "deal" ( large sum of money ) that Intel gave Skype to do this. This just puts another nail in their coffin as far as I am concerned.
     
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    I read in a magazine that Dell will support AMD processors in future.So no reason to damn Dell...
    Isnt this a bit unfair, what intel plans?Is it allowed?
     
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    hell i like intel due to some of the stuff i do other then gaming. but hell this isnt right.
     
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    Yet more ammo for AMDs Anti-trust case against intel ;)
     
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    Simply migrate to better Gizmo client

    This rude and desperate trick will only speed up the migration to skype's competitor and in my opinion much better VOIP product, Gizmo Project http://gizmoproject.com

    Anyone interested in an open source product with jabber and google talk integration, free calls to other voip services and universities, conference calling from normal phones, free voicemail, free local us local access number exchanges.

    check them out..
     
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    Lets say Lawsuit :wtf:
     
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