Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

The relation between Microsoft and Intel has been so strong that the term "Wintel" was coined in the late 1980s to describe it. This might come to an end as - for the first time in 20+ years - Intel decided to turn its back on Microsoft's latest OS.

According to the New York Times, Intel, which have over 80,000 employees with workstations, decided not to upgrade their PCs to Windows Vista.

An unnamed Intel insider said that "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."

"This isn't a matter of dissing Microsoft, but Intel information technology staff just found no compelling case for adopting Vista", he added.

An Intel spokesman said that they are testing and deploying Vista in certain departments, but not across the company.

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Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

and Intel isnt just doing this because Vista was advertised as working best with AMD.Microsoft actualy dropped intel for Vista a long time ago hell even XP Pro (64bit) came out for the AMD chips as at the time Intel didnt do 64bit and that is why Intel went to Mac.

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

Article title is misleading, its obvious from the article that Intel hasn't turned its back on Vista, it just said its being deployed in certain departments!Vista is a smooth OS, maybe you people who bash it should try it before you speak. I've got a budget AMD/ATI system and Vista doesn't cough a bit.

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

Thegg and anon@10:17 if you have a old sytem you wouldn't notice the diffrence, but with a system that's there's little else I can do to make it better. playing every game even crysis on highest settings, vista runs WAY slower to the point that its just not worth it...

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

I knew from the begining that they should have incorporated vista into the equation of it being an update to your existing windows xp platform and not exactly a whole new os, that way they wouldnt have had people running scared from it. an xp super charged tune-up if you will, keeping your existing windows xp experience and making it better. but what do i know, im not in marketing. and this way the xp vista update would have given all gamers directx 10/10.1

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

If DirectX 10 was implemented in WinXP then VISTA would be a total useless OS. With the 90€ I spent on VISTA to play Crysis in full Details, a Family in Africa could buy f00d f0r generations ,buy a house and a car. So you see Microsoft is the reason f0r all the p0verty in the w0rld.

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

Vista is a totally different OS than XP. Kernel, driver, and memory subsystems have been redone. Vista isnt a bad OS just needs alot of work and patching. If you have a dual core processor, a decent graphics card, and 2 gigs+ of ram you should have no problems. I am tri-booting windows vista ultimate OEM edition, Freebsd (my favorite OS) and Debian linux. Freebsd woops them all ;). just my .02

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

i dual boot vista and xp and im in vista more than xp. i have 3 gigs of ram so no hick-ups here and really cant tell performance difference all that much besides better ram utilization in vista for more responsive game and app performance where xp still thrashes the hd too much, but so does vista to an extent but its much better at it. and yeah aero, just another theme.

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

Anonymousat 21:57 30/6/2008..I have a dual boot too xp pro and vista ultimate, i cant remember the last time i booted vista (i got it for free anyway)Oh and 3gig of ram suggests your not in dual channel mode which is why i use 4gig.Vista does nothing usefull except look pretty,nothing! Thats the bottom line and i dont know why anyone always tries to defend it unless they have a financial interest in it selling.

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

I remember a time when people hated XP when it was first released, 98 users simply didn't see the need to conform. They saw XP nothing more than visual toy, that niche died quick. Now people love XP more than 98 because of the release of Vista, I can't imagine what the market will be like when microsoft release another new OS.Will we start loving Vista then??

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

i ran doom 3 on 98SE. SCREW EVERYONE.we only upgraded due to lack of 98SE support.I cant see my workplace upgrade to vista... does anyone think of the businesses with celerons?My colledge had pentium 500 mhz... vista on that bulls**t.xp ran crazy on a 1 gig of ram and Pentium 500 mhz.

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

was gonna say more/less what Anonymous at 23:20 1/7/2008 said, i hated xp when first released, and as Anonymous at 19:56 2/7/2008 said, i only changed to xp cause i had to, and we will all have to change from xp soon, when the new hardware or software(game more than likely :o ) we want/need isnt supported under xp, it WILL

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

at 17:37 4/7/2008I find it funny people like you are nothing more than zealots of mac users, you even go to public road shows just to dis microsoft. Let alone bloat online forums, go back to your inexperienced life style.I never liked bullies anyways :)

Intel Turns Its Back On Windows Vista

just use what you like, wether its apple or windows whatever it takes to run what you need to run. its just preference out of only a few choices if you include linux, so you really dont have that much of a choice at the end of the day when you get right down to it anyyways.

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