Linked by David Adams on Fri 27th Jun 2008 05:10 UTC, submitted by Ager Ignis
Windows For any given release of Windows, there are companies that choose to skip it. But when the company is Intel, it's a big deal. Intel's IT department "found no compelling case" for upgrading to Windows Vista.
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Hmmm
by kaiwai on Fri 27th Jun 2008 10:13 UTC
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2005-07-06

1) It is interesting that on the open source front, Intel seems to be working closely not only with Linux but also with Sun with their Solaris for Intel offerings as well. Are Intel hedging their bets on the future?

2) The need to move from Windows XP to Windows Vista is done on a case by case basis. All the study revealed is that right now, there is no justifiable case for them to upgrade. That study is based on the circumstances now, what the circumstances may be in 3-6 or even 9 months time, given the speed of how things move - they might have a report stating 'this is the time to move'.

3) This is neither a win for open source or a loss for Microsoft. Intel is a large and diverse company, the petty politics of operating system religions play little in the grand scheme of things.

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RE: Hmmm
by colinwalters on Fri 27th Jun 2008 13:45 in reply to "Hmmm"
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2007-11-02

1) It is interesting that on the open source front, Intel seems to be working closely not only with Linux but also with Sun with their Solaris for Intel offerings as well. Are Intel hedging their bets on the future?


Intel puts money into anything that could conceivably involve more sales of Intel chips =)

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