Intel Skips Vista…. I Guess They’re Not Impressed With Aero Or Something

In the latest affirmation to the fact that Vista sucks isn’t being widely accepted, The New York Times Is Reporting that Intel isn’t going to update to Vista. Think about that for a second. Intel who has tied its fortunes to Microsoft for years is NOT going to update to Vista. A source within the company who was smart enough to hide his identity said the following:

“This isn’t a matter of dissing Microsoft, but Intel information technology staff just found no compelling case for adopting Vista,”

An Intel sock puppet spokesperson sort of confirmed this by saying the company was testing and deploying Vista in certain departments, but not across the company. That my freinds is SPIN.

The article goes on to say that while 30% of business skip any given version of Windows, the number who will skip Vista will be higher:

“….Michael Silver [of Gartner], said that about 30 percent of corporate customers skip any given new version of Windows. But the percentage will be higher for Vista, Mr. Silver predicted. Gartner’s corporate clients that plan to skip Vista, like Intel, do not see value of this upgrade, particularly since it requires new PC hardware at the time when the economy is weak and corporate budgets are tight.”

Perhaps what’s needed is Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to meet with Intel CEO Paul Otellini so that he can show the value of upgrading to Windows Vista to him using a cool PowerPoint presentation and perhaps underscoring his points a flying chair or two.

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