IBM adopts per processor licensing for dual cores
IBM has confirmed
that it will not charge more for software running on dual- rather than single-core processors. The decision comes on the heels of AMD and Intel's recent dual-core launches, which have left software vendors struggling to decide whether to license application on a per core or per processor basis. Microsoft also licenses software on a per processor
basis, including Windows XP Pro, which will run on systems with up to two processors, regardless of how many cores there are per processor.