hard to believe, but AMD has done it.
and you were saying something about how microsoft could never be eclipsed? :-) was that you, darkstorm?
Otellini to Ruiz: No, Hector, we're not selling you the "Inside®" mark.: Hell hasn't yet frozen over, but it may well yet. After years of playing second fiddle to Intel, Advanced Micro Devices finally eclipsed its rival last month as the top supplier of chips for the U.S. retail market for PCs. According to new research from Current Analysis, 49.8 percent of the desktop and notebook computers sold in the U.S. retail market used AMD processors, compared to Intel's 48.5 percent slice of the retail market. That's great news for AMD, which has long been locked in a competitive and legal death-grip with Intel ( see " Intel to play Luca Brasi role in "Godfather" remake"), and bodes well for the company's future. "AMD did the unthinkable by surpassing Intel in October," Matt Sargent, Current Analysis research director, said in a statement. "Continuing to hold this lead in the holiday season would be a colossal win for the company." And a colossal blow to Intel which these days is suffering from a number of headaches at home and abroad (see "Unit 3, on my mark, blow the door, toss the stun grenade and go for the files, " "Intelsucks.com was already registered, so we figured an ad in the Merc was the next best thing, " and "No, that's the layout of the Halloween corn maze. This is the Itanium roadmap .")