People interested in hosting teleconferences with more than 5 participants using Skype were up to recently met with a message that an Intel DualCore processor was required.
Charged as a marketing conspiracy by AMD, Intel's primary competitor, a skillful hacker found a way around the block and published a 'patched' version as well as a description of how the limitation has been implemented, allowing any Windows user to host 10-party conferences. (This also shows that the Skype application executable's self-validation has holes)
There is a big discussion of the implications of this hack at Slashdot.
Anders Jacobsen |