Oh, the irony of the situation. On the eve of the official retirement of Bill Gates from Microsoft today, Intel has indicated in a published report that it will not be deploying Microsoft's current flagship operating system — Windows Vista.
As with almost everybody else, the leaked reason was because Intel found "no compelling reason" to upgrade to Vista. Still, this is particularly embarrassing given the closeness of the two company's business relationship and branding over the years.Excerpt from InformationWeek:
Intel isn't alone in its decision to bypass Vista. Most large corporations have not upgraded their PCs to Vista, despite the fact that it's now been on the market for 18 months and that a service pack designed to fix a number of bugs was recently released by Microsoft.
So there you have it, computers running on Vista might have "Intel Inside", but Microsoft's latest and greatest operating system won't be finding its way inside Intel any time soon.
I don't know about you, but if I were looking for a reason to persuade management not to switch to Windows Vista, this must be it. What do you say of this?