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SubjectRe: Linux in Mondays NY Times
On Wed, 8 Jul 1998, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> Worse that that. If you buy any Intel processor since the 8086, US$5.00
> of the cost is a license fee paid to Micro$haft. Micro$haft claims
> ownership to the "Intel Architecture", i.e., what used to be called
> the "IBM-PC/AT". They "purchased" the rights to this design from IBM
> sometime in the early '70s, waited about 10 years for major developments
> to be made by Intel and others, then threatened a suit. The settlement
> was a 5.00 per processor fee to be paid by the end-user.

It appears the AMD and Cyrix are missing a major advertising opportunity
here.

Bob

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