If you read the Skype article, it is almost like they were foreshadowing something, and you would be right, the 10 way conferencing is one of the fundamentals of the Pro platform. While Intel got reamed up and down by the Slashdot set for one conspiracy or another, the truth is not so colourful. It wanted to get the functionality out in time for the Pro launch, so spent the time, money and engineers to push its version out the door first. There will be an AMD variant and a non-dual core one to follow, so take off the tin foil helmets, the CIA is out to get you, but tin foil won't help. There, I said it.Read on over here.
There are many other parts to Pro. It is going to be the desktop version of Centrino and VIIV, but not as user antagonistic and broken as the latter platform. It will also not be nearly as ambitious and far reaching, and because of this, will fall into the 'good thing' category.
Intel's upcoming Pro platform
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 22 2006 @ 00:59 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck