|AMD's LIVE! program takes one more step towards a holiday 2006 launch
We just received word via AMD memos that the LIVE! initiative is finally starting to solidify. The new LIVE! logo, featured right, will show up on all new systems built by AMD that fill the requirements for media and home entertainment systems.
AMD's LIVE! program is virtually identical in spirit and practice to Intel's Viiv initiative. A few weeks ago, we detailed out the specifics of the two programs and came to the conclusion that both platforms have a ways to go to even compete with existing Apple alternatives. LIVE! already has Vista Premium certification, but with the delay into 2007 the upcoming OS should have little effect on the 2006 launch of LIVE!.
System builders tell us they have been briefed on LIVE! and we may start seeing systems announced this summer already. Expect an avalanche of AMD info over the next few weeks. AMD roadmaps claim systems will actually start shipping in early Q4'06.
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