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Double-punch for Wintel Duopoly - and Beyond

May 14, 2009, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

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"First, this fine is being levied on Intel, but also, effectively, on the Wintel duopoly, which was already hit when Microsoft was fined by the European Commission for its own monopolistic abuse. I think it represents the definitive slapdown for the Wintel axis, and marks the end of an era when two companies effectively controlled the desktop and, to a lesser extent, server sectors. Although not directly aimed at Microsoft, this latest announcement will, nonetheless, represent a warning to it for the future that the European Commission is quite happy to demand ever-greater fines until companies start to toe the line."

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