“Vista is built for businesses,” Brad Goldberg, Microsoft’s (MSFT) general manager for Windows product management, once said. And that may be so. It’s just not built for Intel’s (INTC) business. Because the chip-maker has decided against upgrading to Vista–ever.
“This isn’t a matter of dissing Microsoft, but Intel information technology staff just found no compelling case for adopting Vista,” a person with direct knowledge of the company’s plans told the New York Times.
Intel information technology staff just found no compelling case for adopting Vista. If that’s not a diss, then neither is “Windows Vista sucks.” Because if one half of the Wintel hegemony is balking at deploying the latest iteration of the OS on which it’s built, well that’s pretty ugly.
“I would buy a Mac today if I was not working at Microsoft,” longtime Windows development chief Jim Allchin said in January of 2004. And so too, perhaps, would Intel, if it wasn’t partners with the company.