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eWeek: Intel Wisely Embraces Open-Source Threat

Jan 29, 2003, 11:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Coffee)

"With Intel's midmonth announcement of a Linux version of its VTune Performance Analyzer (see www.intel.com/vtune), the company facesâ€"and even embracesâ€"the open-source threat to the Wintel axis.

"Spending time with VTune, looking under the hood at what's happening to code when it runs, makes a person recognize two things. First, a Pentium-family chip is an extraordinary machine; it keeps a scary number of plates spinning at once, while still making computing look as easy to most programmers as it was when a simple flowchart could describe what was going on..."

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