Microsoft and Novell spar
over its Linux deal. The US justice department is satisfied
with Vista's antitrust teal. Here's an interesting Q&A
with nVIDIA's CEO.
Beneath the surface, however, market forces are changing Nvidia's competitive
position. The company's longtime rival, ATI Technologies, was recently acquired
by its longtime partner, chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices. Nvidia and AMD now
compete on high-end graphics technology, but also collaborate on chipsets for
AMD's processors. At the same time, Nvidia is getting set to release its first
chipsets for Intel's processors--meaning it has to maintain a delicate balancing
act between the titans of the PC industry.