Intel has decided it won’t upgrade its PCs to Vista. This is a big smack in the face for Microsoft because documents actually confirm that Microsoft may have launched its ill-fated Vista OS at the behest of Intel.
According to the New York Times, Intel has decided that it won’t upgrade the PCs of its 80,000 computers to Windows Vista. The Times reports:
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.
Microsoft must be feeling pretty awful about the decision from Intel. Microsoft needs to start making friends and influencing people in order to improve its reputation in the OS market.
Will Windows 7 be the savior for Microsoft? I am hoping it will, as I have not been a fan of Vista.