Taiwanese giant Acer has confirmed it will use non-Intel chips, probably the AMD K6, in some machines.
Stan Shih, the charismatic chief executive of Acer - which is one of the world's top five Intel OEMs - spoke out against the chip giant in a briefing at the Computex trade show in Taiwan in June. Then, he said Intel was making a mistake by moving people from Socket 7 to the Intel Slot One design.
Yet most other majors, including IBM, Compaq, Dell and Gateway, have already committed to Slot One.
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