That's not entirely true Nitro. http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=7530 Opteron will have an OS with Linux when launched but will have to wait for the consumer Athlon64 in Sept. because of Microsoft. Many suspicions are abound with yields and SOI technology implimentation but without an OS it becomes a non issue. As for their technology with 64-bit chips it is a good competitor via this http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=7548 . But with over capacity in the computer bussiness as a whole, I don't see anyone growing market share unless a huge consolidation take place.