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FDunn3
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re: AMD said to be cutting staff
FDunn3   10/18/2012 3:52:49 AM
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Remember what the pads and smartphones are designed on, A workstation or several PCs. The PC is not going away as it has high-end applications that need to be fulfilled on a Worlstation or High-End PC. I have a Mac Laptop and a netbook. The netbook I use in the bedroom when I just want to look somethink up and it is excellent for that. Other than the external Camera I could use it as a WifFi Pad.

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re: AMD said to be cutting staff
joepaiii   10/17/2012 4:26:34 PM
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I guess you have missed the fact that almost all of pc makers are releasing new hardware and form factors to go along with windows 8. This includes tablet/hybrids, touch screens, and more advanced touch pads.

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re: AMD said to be cutting staff
modomo   10/17/2012 1:44:52 PM
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First off, good number of folks probably have no interest in trying to update an operating system--for even the mnimally tech savvy, it's hard to understand, but for many folks that exceeds their comfort level. Secondly, why buy a PC and then have to shell out more for an OS upgrade, when you can just wait a bit and get the latest OS? Thirdly, while you can upgrade your PC to Win8, you can't upgrade your PC to touchscreen, and that's a compelling enough option for many folks to wait. On your second point, I believe you are correct, mostly. x86 is not a niche. But it sure does seem to be heading in that direction.

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re: AMD said to be cutting staff
Bert22306   10/16/2012 8:34:43 PM
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Why on earth would anyone put off buying a PC, just because a different version of Windows is coming out? Don't these geniuses know that you can update the OS? Used to be that competing against Intel with another x86 architecture uP was a decent business proposition. But it seems to me that these days, there are just too many other architectures competing against x86, that perhaps that market niche is gone?

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re: AMD said to be cutting staff
goafrit   10/16/2012 5:56:35 PM
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No pity to AMD but lots of pity to the workers. I wish everyone settles to a better job.

goafrit
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re: AMD said to be cutting staff
goafrit   10/16/2012 5:54:30 PM
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AMD should simply sell itself. This has been going on for years.

lee.t
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re: AMD said to be cutting staff
lee.t   10/16/2012 1:51:10 PM
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We've been watching this train wreck in slow motion for years now. This is especially bad for the Markham office, formerly ATI. In the words of a colleague, "Dave Orton really screwed everyone in Markham. Couldn't have sold to a worse company..."



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