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Et Tu, Intel? Chip Giant Won't Embrace Microsoft's Windows Vista
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 02:37:56 -0700


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From: Bruce R Koball [bkoball () well com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 9:14 PM
To: David Farber
Cc: ip
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Dave,

On the chance IP hasn't seen this...

Et Tu, Intel? Chip Giant Won't Embrace Microsoft's Windows Vista

By Steve Lohr

Intel, the giant chip maker and longtime partner of Microsoft, has decided
against upgrading the computers of its own 80,000 employees to Microsoft's
Vista operating system, a person with direct knowledge of the company's
plans said.

The person, who has been briefed on the situation but requested anonymity
because of the sensitivity of Intel's relationship with Microsoft, said the
company made its decision after a lengthy analysis by its internal
technology staff of the costs and potential benefits of moving to Windows
Vista, which has drawn fire from many customers as a buggy, bloated program
that requires costly hardware upgrades to run smoothly.

"This isn't a matter of dissing Microsoft, but Intel information technology
staff just found no compelling case for adopting Vista," the person said.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/et-tu-intel/index.html?hp

fwiw, I've been frantically trying to replace the older machines in my
shop before MS prohibits OEMs from selling XP entirely...

-brk-

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