Microsoft announced on Tuesday that the company’s server software, which is currently licensed by the number of processors in the server, will continue to be licensed in that model for server hardware that contains dual-core and multi-core processors, and will not be licensed according to the number of processing engines within the central processing unit.
“Microsoft’s licensing strategy will help facilitate the broad adoption of multi-core server technology,” said Brent Callinicos, corporate vice president of Worldwide Licensing and Pricing at Microsoft Corp.
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Microsoft: a dual-core processor is considered as one processor
Posted on Wednesday, Oct 20 2004 @ 23:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck