''Intel didn't want DRM for Viiv platform''

Posted on Thursday, Sep 01 2005 @ 11:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer heard an interesting detail regarding Intel's and Microsoft negotiations for the Viiv platform but they aren't so sure whether it is true at all..
The question that has been rattling around in my head for a bit was why would Intel not simply build a better mouse trap rather than burden their users with DRM?

The answer surprised me when I heard it. It seems the negotiations between Intel and Microsoft to get MS on board initially had Intel taking a fairly strong anti-DRM stance. Every time Intel said no, Microsoft pulled out a proverbial Athlon 64, laid it on the table, and said something like 'they are on board'. Powerful argument that.
More info at The Inquirer


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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