Oracle Charges Premium For Dual-Core Software

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Intel and other companies are upset over an Oracle software licensing scheme that could potentially hinder the adoption of new dual-core processors and raise the price of software for customers. Oracle charges customers for software on systems that run dual-core chips like those from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. Many customers pay for software based on the number of processors in the system. Since these new chips have two cores, Oracle wants to charge customers for two licenses per dual-core chip.

Intel says vendors counting cores are in the minority. Intel and AMD introduced dual-core processors in April, joining IBM and Sun Microsystems, which already had multi-core processors on the market.

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