Dual-Core Chips May Raise Software Costs

@ 2004/09/14
Two cores means double the licensing costs, many software vendors say

Faced with weak demand for PCs and technical limits on the speed of its products, Intel is betting on a future in which every chip it makes contains what amounts to two computers. The dual-core technology could bring big performance gains to business computing. But there's a potential roadblock to adoption of the chips--will customers have to pay twice for the software that runs on them?

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