US Government Unfairly Buying Intel Over AMD?

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  1. Iria

    Iria New Member

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    Government bodies are starting to become more strict about buying specific brands of computer equipment -- notably Intel-specific hardware. Recently, there has been much talk about software coding with specific features for one processor and limiting something else for a different processor. Skype was on the front page for giving more features to users who used Intel processors than those who were using AMD processors. AMD itself has been handing out subpoenas to companies that it believes to be unfairly favoring Intel.

    Now, AMD says that some government bodies are buying Intel-specific products for big price premiums but technically, the products offer identical or less features and performance. AMD says that being brand-specific costs more tax payers' money. In fact, AMD says that a whopping $563 million could have been saved in taxpayer dollars, had the government been brand-neutral in its purchases.
     
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    Most companies, including the government, go with Dell. Now, how in the world would they have saved money if their OEM Parther is not offering both lines of products?
     
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    Indeed - The US Navy basically leases all of it's computers and networks from a third party. You can get any computer that you want as long as it's a Dell...which equals Intel and nothing else.
     
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    Intel Inside = Idiot Outside [​IMG]
     
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    one of the shops I worked in we used to sell stuff to the navy very often,
    they do buy alot of parts but to my knowledge not alot of systems from
    there. one of the shops bigger customers....

    You be suprised the intel BS i've herd over the years from company "ITs"
    who sounded like they got thier brains "programing" from intel daily. I
    men stuff like that programs will only run on intel etc... That clear run
    on everything includeing via!
     

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