You gotta love it! When it comes to Microsoft’s operating system Vista, the beat goes on and on. No sooner do you think that everything is settling down and that the two Vista camps [love it – hate it] have disappeared, up jumps the devil once again. But this time the game and comparisons are different.

Over at the Inquirer, they have an article based on some secret sauce stuff [a memo], that Intel has no intention of ever using Vista.The mighty chip maker it alleges has no inclination on using a broken OS. That has gotta hurt the boys up in Redmond. It also states that:

When a company as tech savvy as Intel, with full source code access and having written several large chunks of the OS, says get stuffed, you know you have a problem. Well, everyone knows MS has a problem, but it is nice to see it codified in such a black and white way though. Reassuring, like a warm cup of tea, or a public kick to the corporate crown jewels.

The real question is what are they going to use? The official answer is ‘nothing yet’, the one where they try not to offend is ‘likely Windows 7’, delivered with a pained smile. Since that is shaping up to be Me II SP1a, I am not sure Intel will bite there either unless they suddenly develop a GPU that can run it in that time frame.

And then this:

In the end, you have Intel flipping MS the bird, and telling them what they already know, Vista in undeployable by anyone with a grain of common sense. The impressive thing is that it just might lead to a waving off of MS entirely, they are the underdog for the next round of upgrades.

OUCH! That has to sting as well. I thought Intel and Microsoft were good buds.

Andrian Kingsley-Hughes has a different take on Vista. He now believe that Vista is ready for prime time. With SP1 and the latest fixes & patches that Microsoft has pumped out, that Vista is finally a …….. well here is what he says:

It’s my believe that Windows Vista is about as stable and reliable as
it’s going to be, and in my experience, Vista is as robust as XP, if
not more so. Yes, it took time (maybe more time than it should) but the
reliability is now there.

If Vista is as stable and reliable as XP is, than why is Intel reluctant to employ it?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Inquirer source.

Adrian Kingleys-Hughes source.