Linux Magazine: Hell Has Frozen Over
Jun 17, 2006, 17:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)
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"Oy gevalt! In the last several days, the computer
industry has gone all topsy turvy.
"First, hell froze over at Dell. Mikey and crew announced, much
to my surprise, that the company was going to offer AMD Opteron-
based systems. Now, Dell says it will only sell Opterons in
quad-processor systems, but that's just a ruse to appease Intel.
When customers start banging down the doors for these things,
you're gonna see Opteron 1U's and Opteron desktop systems--that I
can guarantee. With built-in hardware virtualization on the new
low-power AM2 chips and on the next series of multi-core Opterons
due soon after you read this, you can bet that Dell is going to
think twice before passing those chips up in volume systems. Yes,
soon, I too will be taking the Austin PC mega-giant off my
'reticent to recommend' list, and this dude may very well be
getting a Dell in the near future..."