01.26.21

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We Need More Documents Leaked to Know Intel (From the) Inside

Posted in GNU/Linux, Hardware at 1:32 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: We invite more leaks from the belly of the beast “chipzilla”, seeing that it is becoming a drone of Microsoft again, yearning for the “Wintel” days instead of moving on to a world dominated by GNU/Linux and Free/libre software

IT HAS now been a number of days since we finished the series of leaks about Intel. The company increasingly moved into the surveillance (intel agencies’) business, based on recent acquisitions, and it is going nowhere fast when it comes to hardware and GNU/Linux. Like the EPO, it hired the wrong people (non-technical people such as Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos) who drive the company right into the ground.

Earlier today I spoke over the telephone with someone who’s familiar with Intel and noted its steep decline. As it turns out, people buying laptops to work from home (in the wake of the pandemic) was a temporary boost that would not last long. The change of CEO helped the shares of the company jump initially, albeit the stock soon plunged again. Change of faces won’t suffice.

Andy Grove, Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, 1978Once upon a time Intel stood for something; Gordon Moore has a “law” named after him and Andy Grove was the symbol of the company until his death 4 years ago. “He was the third employee and eventual third CEO of Intel,” Wikipedia says, “helping transform the company into the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductors.”

“Even geeks inside Intel want their bosses exposed.”The way we see it, Intel needs further exposing, especially the incompetent managers. They besiege geeks, they try to outsource almost everything to Microsoft, and they certainly don’t care about the company that pays their salaries (and might even pay their pensions if it lasts long enough).

We welcome and invite people who know more about “Intel inside” to leak documents to us. We need to improve our understanding and inform the general public. Even geeks inside Intel want their bosses exposed.

Photo credit: Andy Grove, Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, 1978; Original by Intel Free Press, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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