AMD testifies for MS...poorly.

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  1. Taft macrumors 65816

    Taft

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    Today, Microsoft called AMD CEO Jerry Sanders to the stand in opposition to the non-settling states proposed remedy. Sanders testified that "fragmenting the Windows operating system would set the computer industry back 20 years."

    But under cross examination, Sanders testimony became much more interesting. It seems that his claim that the remedy would be damaging to the computer industry was not based on his understanding of the document. In fact, he never even read the proposed remedy. Instead, his opinion came from a conversation with none other than Bill Gates who told him that the remedy was "crazy" and would "fragment the Windows operating system."

    States' attourneys also questioned about business interests of AMD who they believe would greatly benefit from Microsoft endorsement.

    This looks pretty bad for Microsoft.

    Worst witness ever.

    Matthew


    Links:

    http://theregister.co.uk/content/3/24898.html
    http://www.osopinion.com/perl/story/17317.html
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    What's even worse is that his whole testimony sort of hinges on the presumption that by doing Bill a "favor" AMD will get preferential treatment via code in Windows that will enhance AMD chip performance, rather than Intel...
    How does this monopoly think work, again? :rolleyes:
     
  3. britboy macrumors 68030

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    It would appear that the devils advocate got stumped. I wonder how microsoft will try to work their way out of this one?

    Exactly :p
     
  4. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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  5. britboy macrumors 68030

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    nice to see someone placing faith in their justice system ;)
     

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