"At CeBIT on Thursday, the chip company released a 1.3 GHz chip
that it claims can beat Intel's best. AMD also is taking the bold
step of putting out a chip that won't be compatible with Intel,
which could divide the software market...."
"AMD's Hammer chip, which will be out by the end of the year, is
a proprietary design, so software companies will have to decide to
create separate versions of their products and Intel's future
"AMD is working closely with Linux developers to rally support
for its chip. The company has posted software that simulates how
the new chip works on the x86-64.org website, where open-source
programmers can contribute to the Linux effort."
"AMD is also paying SuSE, Europe's largest Linux development
company, to help the software along."
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