Gates invented BASIC. That's his one truly useful contribution to computing. Everything else Microsoft did was either bought, copied or stolen outright.
Intel probably made an offer they couldn't refuse. It might not seem fair looking in from the outside, but these are big greedy companies so every dollar and marketing opportunity is technically fair game.Very true. In the grand scheme of things as far as corporate revenue, it wouldn't have been much of a dent for Intel. Might have been at least a little handy for AMD back then, I think they were running pretty lean at that time. But, as you say, there's not a lot of money in the console hardware - probably more about prestige and press than actual profit, I'd imagine.
As far as I’m concerned, Microsoft did EVERYTHING RIGHT with the original XBOX
Hmmm, uuugh, hmmm, I'll just say "no", but cannot give any other information really without leaving breadcrumbs to myself.Were you one of the engineers?
So in other words Intel played the corporate game better than AMD [...] AMD are now partners with MS and feature in all their product line ups
Neither AMD nor Intel have "principles". Or MS for that matter.Intel played better? On my town it's called played dirty, but the worse was not Intel but BG which accepted it. Again, in my town when you work with someone and at the end someone else offers more, you just stick with the person who worked with you. It's called "having principles".
You say nowadays AMD is on all MS product line?! Show me the Surface Pro, Go, Studio, etc with the AMD chip, I would love to have an SP8 with a Zen 2/3 CPU with integrated RDNA2 graphics....If MS would be so neutral, we would have an SP8 with an AMD Van Gogh line chip. And we would have much much more official AMD CPUs compatible with W11.
Conclusion: I am no fan from the company A or B but I'll try to stay away from Intel and MS. I use now a Mac Mini M1 and the speed, optimization, low consumption are fabulous; I hope Linux, Steam/Steam OS and Crossover really succeed in bringing all games to Linux/Mac OS. I want to abandon low principles' companies.
Good first step but how about a more contemporary apology? You could apologize for basically publishing Windows 11 with a huge regression for AMD processors that you still haven't patched as of yet (And the fix might or might not improve things, since patching already made it even worst once)
While AMD and intel both have had up and downs and traded blows, we can see little has changed over the last 20 years with intel and Microsoft being well known collaborators to the active detriment of competitors.
I have zero products from AMD, all are Intel or Apple M1. Nevertheless I recognize how important and good is AMD and I would definitely buy an Surface Go or Pro with a "Van Gogh " chip if there was one.Neither AMD nor Intel have "principles". Or MS for that matter.
And yes there are Zen parts in the surface line. Not every model. Maybe you can write a strongly worded letter to MS to persuade them to change all remaining Intel models to AMD if this is something that actually matters to you?
Over the years the vast majority of my tech had been Intel based (and Apple). But I have had AMD products, typically their GPUs although I’m did have an Athlon XP back in the day and the FX8350, which was the worst CPU I have ever owned by a long way. When it comes to CPUs I’d buy AMD if the price was right, it’s a commodity and it doesn’t rely on heavy software support like a GPU does. I actually have a Ryzen based ultra book atm and it’s fine. Im never touching Radeon again though as it really has dreadful drivers and always has. But Ryzen is fine if the price is right. I need a new CPU now but I’m waiting to see if Alder lake delivers on the hype.I have zero products from AMD, all are Intel or Apple M1. Nevertheless I recognize how important and good is AMD and I would definitely buy an Surface Go or Pro with a "Van Gogh " chip if there was one.
Bill Gates did not invent BASIC. He did get a version to run on an early PC.
I agree with you, Radeon are still a few levels under RTX on the hardware and software side, as they always were; on the CPU side as you need a new one, I would wait until Intel & AMD both release the new generations. Intel relies a lot on paid reviews, optimized software and very high tdp. I would wait until dust settlesIm never touching Radeon again though as it really has dreadful drivers and always has. But Ryzen is fine if the price is right. I need a new CPU now but I’m waiting to see if Alder lake delivers on the hype.
You're right it's not a bad thing to clarify so in case it wasn't clear: my beef isn't with a single person at Microsoft but with their policies as a whole, just thought of the irony as a jumping off point for what's going on right now that's all.The designer of the original Xbox isn't responsible for creating Windows 11. This is just one man apologizing, not the entire company as a whole.