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[inquirer] Intel won't touch Vista

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ACCORDING TO A memo circulating a few weeks ago, it looks like Intel is taking a wise decision and avoiding the Broken OS entirely. Yes, Intel is not going to use Vista on its corporate machines... ever.

When a company as tech savvy as Intel, with full source code access and having written several large chunks of the OS, says get stuffed, you know you have a problem. Well, everyone knows MS has a problem, but it is nice to see it codified in such a black and white way though. Reassuring, like a warm cup of tea, or a public kick to the corporate crown jewels.

The real question is what are they going to use? The official answer is 'nothing yet', the one where they try not to offend is 'likely Windows 7', delivered with a pained smile. Since that is shaping up to be Me II SP1a, I am not sure Intel will bite there either unless they suddenly develop a GPU that can run it in that time frame.
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the irony...
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What's "broken" about it?
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Bah who the hell takes Inq. seriously?

Although I can't say I'd be surprised if this were true
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I'm just gonna say "according to a memo" and "Inquirer."
    
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i wouldn't expect Intel to use vista on there machines anyway. i mean yea its new and great and all that. but for business's whats the point in upgrading when your current OS isn't broke? not saying vista's bad. i love my vista just saying it makes more since.....


also i cant see them not EVER using vista on there machines......the office machines for the business end, yes......but they would have to use vista to make sure there drivers for there products work correctly right?
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post #7 of 36
Intel pushes Linux for all platforms, so why not.

I don't mind Vista but what it really is is XP with a few of the features that Linux has had for years regarding security, awareness of new tech and platforms, and such. I play games too much to go Linux. The way Intel is pushing Linux for mainstream platforms and running all their ray trace demos on Linux machines makes me wonder, though, if old 'Wintel' is going to shatter the monopoly and do a 'Lintel'.

It's a shame it's an Inq article which means it's full of strutting, personal editor viewpoints and silly postering that belongs in a schoolyard. They're usually not entirely baseless, though.
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Originally Posted by chailvr View Post
I'm just gonna say "according to a memo" and "Inquirer."
Agreed. This is BS imo. Vista is not ''Broken''. Do these guys even try an OS before they badmouth it ?. I guess not.

I personally think this is absolute rubbish.
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I know a lot of people still don't like Vista, but I see no issue with it.

However, I wouldn't ever consider deploying it on my work network though!! Maybe that's the issue that Intel is having.
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Agreed. This is BS imo. Vista is not ''Broken''. Do these guys even try an OS before they badmouth it ?. I guess not.

I personally think this is absolute rubbish.
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