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Microsoft considered buying AMD and Cyrix

In yet another amazing disclosure, the DOJ case has brought to light that Microsoft considered buying AMD or Cyrix back in December 1997 at a time when computer manufacturers were complaining that Microsoft's OS costs were too high. The memo also states that Microsoft has been increasing the price of their software while hardware prices continued to tumble. Interestingly buying the rival chipmakers was based on fears that Intel was about to enter the OS business. This memo is the same as the memo which suggested an annual OS fee. Thanks to Crypt242 for the link.
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Microsoft considered buying AMD and Cyrix

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