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CNET News.com: Intel: Faster chips needed to run Windows 2000

Feb 16, 2000, 20:44 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos)

"Despite assurances from Microsoft that Windows 2000 will perform adequately on existing computers, chipmaker Intel is stating that many will need to upgrade their PCs.

Microsoft's new operating system for businesses will require computers with processors that are 150-MHz to 250-MHz faster than those that ran Windows NT or Windows 98 to deliver the same level of performance, Intel executives said at the Intel Developer Forum here."

"Intel and Microsoft are generally in accord on such matters. ... But the two have publicly disagreed before, and have gone separate ways on occasion to expand their various business interests. For example, Intel has bankrolled companies that sell the Linux operating system, which directly competes with Microsoft's Windows operating system."

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