Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

Intel Clarifies CEO Paul Otellini's Windows 8 Comments

By - Source: Intel | B 26 comments

Intel was quick to clean up a Windows 8 PR mess made by Bloomberg and its anonymous source.

On Wednesday Intel issued a statement in regards to "unsubstantiated" news about comments made by Intel CEO Paul Otellini while in a meeting with employees in Taipai. Intel is actually responding to a report published by Bloomberg on Tuesday that's based on an anonymous source who supposedly attended this particular company meeting.

The source, who naturally asked not to be identified, said that Otellini told the staff that Microsoft is eager to get Windows 8 out the door and on tablets, desktops and laptops. The company is so eager that Microsoft plans to ship the OS before it's even fully cooked next month, and that improvements still need to be made. It's the right move, he reportedly said, and that Microsoft can patch things up after the fact.

The article goes on to quote Michael Cherry at Directions on Microsoft who echos criticisms from other analysts. He said that although Windows is "fundamentally sound," the latest edition lacks a wide range of applications. Even more, OEMs haven't had enough time to work out the kinks in their drivers even though they've had access to various builds of the OS for quite some time.

Consumers and businesses who think a Windows 8 upgrade will work flawlessly out-of-the-box at launch are highly mistaken. That's the beauty of the PC platform: there are so many configurations that it's nearly impossible to address every possible issue immediately. This is why personal feedback and error reporting are important so that both hardware manufacturers and Microsoft can address the issues with patches.

Otellini's message was likely blown out of proportion. Microsoft is eager to get Windows 8 on the market, and understandably so, but it won't release a perfectly cooked platform because that's the nature of software development. However the company will have less worries with the tablet form factor due to set hardware specs, as will OEMs who can fine-tune the OS and their drivers in a similar controlled manner.

Still, Microsoft spokesperson Mark Martin told Bloomberg that "with over 16 million active preview participants, Windows 8 is the most tested, reviewed and ready operating system in Microsoft’s history."

"Intel has a long and successful heritage working with Microsoft on the release of Windows platforms, delivering devices that provide exciting experiences, stunning performance, and superior compatibility. Intel fully expects this to continue with Windows 8," Intel said on Wednesday.

Despite the platform launching a new era for Microsoft by bringing Windows into the touch-based "Modern UI" age, it promises to be one of the most polished releases yet.

"Intel, Microsoft and our partners have been working closely together on testing and validation to ensure delivery of a high-quality experience across the nearly 200 Intel-based designs that will start launching in October," the company added. "Intel CEO Paul Otellini is on record as saying 'Windows 8 is one of the best things that ever happened to Intel,' citing the importance of the touch interface coming to mainstream computing and the huge wave of exciting new Ultrabook, tablet and convertible device innovations coming to the market."

 

Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback

Discuss
Ask a Category Expert

Create a new thread in the News comments forum about this subject

Example: Notebook, Android, SSD hard drive

This thread is closed for comments
Top Comments
  • 17 Hide
    killerclick , September 27, 2012 1:32 PM
    Windows 7 will be supported until 2020. Just sayin'...
  • 14 Hide
    john_4 , September 27, 2012 1:18 PM
    And in other news, "Valve to begin Steam Linux beta next week"
    www.develop-online.net/news/42089/Valve-to-begin-Steam-Linux-beta-next-week
Other Comments
  • 3 Hide
    vaughn2k , September 27, 2012 1:11 PM
    "Intel CEO Paul Otellini is on record as saying 'Windows 8 is one of the best things that ever happened to Intel,' citing the importance of the touch interface coming to mainstream computing and the huge wave of exciting new Ultrabook, tablet and convertible device innovations coming to the market."
    Here we go...
  • Display all 26 comments.
  • 14 Hide
    john_4 , September 27, 2012 1:18 PM
    And in other news, "Valve to begin Steam Linux beta next week"
    www.develop-online.net/news/42089/Valve-to-begin-Steam-Linux-beta-next-week
  • -6 Hide
    nieur , September 27, 2012 1:21 PM
    whatever people may say Windows and Intel is best combination. And they will prove it
  • 8 Hide
    ravinmachine , September 27, 2012 1:21 PM
    "The company is so eager that Microsoft plans to ship the OS before it's even fully cooked next month, and that improvements still need to be made." Ya, they need to remove the bug that entails the whole "modern UI".
  • 17 Hide
    killerclick , September 27, 2012 1:32 PM
    Windows 7 will be supported until 2020. Just sayin'...
  • 3 Hide
    Reynod , September 27, 2012 1:33 PM
    If I was paid as well as Paul was I'd bob for apples in a vat of acid and pretty much say whatever I needed to keep that paypacket.

    I checked ... and our wives agree too.

    Astounding.

    :) 
  • 2 Hide
    bllue , September 27, 2012 1:52 PM
    john_4And in other news, "Valve to begin Steam Linux beta next week" www.develop-online.net/news/42089/ [...] -next-week

    Seems like Valve is just trying to cash in on the W8 hate bandwagon. W7 will continue to exist past W8 release and games will always work better on W7 than Linux
  • 2 Hide
    belardo , September 27, 2012 2:10 PM
    Intel spoke some truth... nothing more.

    Windows 8 could have been FIXED is MS wasn't so stupid and had more talented people.

    My Windows 8 version B:

    0 - During install, option choose Desktop or Tablet RT... default UI. (we're talking desktop)

    1 - UI desktop skin looks like Win8 ver 8440 (which has some personality - not the bland flat shit of Win8 RTM)

    2 - The log-on screen may look like Win 8, start typing and it slides away. Goes directly to desktop.

    3 - Normal START button, brings up normal START menu - no real change, maybe some tweaks.

    4 - The LEFT side of the screen has a 2-column METRO interface - like a really long WP8 screen. Its always there. Applications CANNOT cover it up (just like the Task bar) - unless the USER chooses an option to HIDE it. The user can choose default colors, custom individual colors, size. (1x1 2x1 1x2 or 2x2) This would be a good size for a finger to press. Metro apps show up IN THE TASK BAR!!

    5 - Metro Apps would either open full screen or as a window like THEY SHOULD for a desktop OS!

    6 - Win8 RT would be the UI we already know (made for low-powered ARM CPUs).

    And with todays 16:9 screens, its not hurting anything to have a METRO strip up the side. Very acceptable, I would think. Then the LIVE TILES would actually serve a PURPOSE. When the excuse "you don't really see Metro/start screen much anyway" is said - then WHY Fracking bother having it? Why have live tiles YOU cannot use. The Gadgets on Win7 were useful - but killed recently by MS. A Metro Strip on the desktop would be cool and handy.


    *HAD* Microsoft done these simple things, I doubt many people would be bitching about how stupid and ugly Windows 8 is for the desktop.

    *I* could simply buy 3 Win8Pro upgrades for $40 a pop with my WinXP licences/discs alone. I'm about to replace my (win7) computer soon... its 5 years old. What am I doing? I'm going to spend $140 for a Win7Pro 64bit OEM without blinking. Windows 8 isn't worth $5 on any of my desktops. (I do have Win8 on a notebook, it runs fine - excellent actually, a lot to like about it - other than metro/charms/hidden buttons / ugly plain skin job)
  • -2 Hide
    f0xnewz , September 27, 2012 2:25 PM
    I got some bugs for them. When your running dual monitors, on my specific setup I have a laptop and a docking station, and I try to use my computer off the laptop monitor, even after a reboot, Windows 8 still think all my crap is on the other monitor. Folders I had over there, and the most frustrating thing.... programs open on the phantom monitor that used to be connected.
  • 1 Hide
    g00fysmiley , September 27, 2012 2:31 PM
    windows 8 is... diffrent, i plan on using windows 7 for the forseeable future, have the RC on a htpc it is a interesting gui but given the compatabilit yissues i still get with the current preview edition and alot of games and programs i think i will stick with 7 for now until the bugs are gone
  • 4 Hide
    back_by_demand , September 27, 2012 2:32 PM
    killerclickWindows 7 will be supported until 2020. Just sayin'...

    Windows 10 will be out by then, I wonder what it will look like by then, i'm hoping for Iron Man style hologram manipulation and voice interaction
  • 2 Hide
    ohim , September 27, 2012 2:32 PM
    Belardo just because you don`t like the UI doesn`t make the rest of the OS crap and not worth even 5$. It`s a step forward in every direction win8 with the excpetion of the UI which some like but some don`t ( don`t tell me "most" because you`re not part of a survey company to know what people think).

    Sad part is that since Win 7 they still didn`t fixed the search on network drives, it works perfectly on XP has bugs on Win 7 and still present in 8, you have a mapped drive and sometimes you type something to search and you get 0 results. Still no clear fix for this not even with Win 8 RC.

    About Win 8`s UI the most stupid thing from my point of view is the lack of a clear shut down button .. it`s hidden you either do Alt+F4 , win + C > Settings > power or you just search with your mouse the right side of the screen ... if for the start you have the Start button on your keyboard .. for shutdown is kinda stupid.
  • -1 Hide
    ohim , September 27, 2012 2:36 PM
    back_by_demandWindows 10 will be out by then, I wonder what it will look like by then, i'm hoping for Iron Man style hologram manipulation and voice interaction

    It`s nice to have it in movies , but imagine yourself talking like an idiot to your monitor or hologram projector ... ...

    Open Chrome, type facebook , go to messeges ... this while listening music ... not to say anything about type *insert random porn site* :)  ... it`s fun to watch still faster to do it yourself with a human interaction device - keyboard , mouse etc w/e we will have by then.
  • 2 Hide
    The_Trutherizer , September 27, 2012 3:11 PM
    I'll probably wait a while before buying a windows 8 mobile or tablet just like I'll wait a while before upgrading to windows 8. Early adoption is a fine thing, but you open yourself up to all kinds of aggravation.
  • 0 Hide
    ojas , September 27, 2012 3:18 PM
    Quote:
    Otellini told the staff that Microsoft is eager to get Windows 8 out the door and on tablets, desktops and laptops.

    You don't say...
  • 0 Hide
    jdwii , September 27, 2012 6:26 PM
    Look at youtube and type "trying windows 8 for the first time", its quite funny to see AVERAGE people use windows 8.
  • 0 Hide
    jhansonxi , September 27, 2012 7:46 PM
    Quote:
    That's the beauty of the PC platform: there are so many configurations that it's nearly impossible to address every possible issue immediately.
    Isn't that the same complaint about Android phones?
  • 3 Hide
    sykozis , September 27, 2012 9:32 PM
    jhansonxiIsn't that the same complaint about Android phones?

    Difference is, Microsoft actually supports Windows whereas most Android phones have limited, if any support at all....
  • -2 Hide
    Milleman , September 27, 2012 11:07 PM
    belardoIntel spoke some truth... nothing more.Windows 8 could have been FIXED is MS wasn't so stupid and had more talented people.My Windows 8 version B:0 - During install, option choose Desktop or Tablet RT... default UI. (we're talking desktop)1 - UI desktop skin looks like Win8 ver 8440 (which has some personality - not the bland flat shit of Win8 RTM)2 - The log-on screen may look like Win 8, start typing and it slides away. Goes directly to desktop.3 - Normal START button, brings up normal START menu - no real change, maybe some tweaks.4 - The LEFT side of the screen has a 2-column METRO interface - like a really long WP8 screen. Its always there. Applications CANNOT cover it up (just like the Task bar) - unless the USER chooses an option to HIDE it. The user can choose default colors, custom individual colors, size. (1x1 2x1 1x2 or 2x2) This would be a good size for a finger to press. Metro apps show up IN THE TASK BAR!!5 - Metro Apps would either open full screen or as a window like THEY SHOULD for a desktop OS!6 - Win8 RT would be the UI we already know (made for low-powered ARM CPUs).And with todays 16:9 screens, its not hurting anything to have a METRO strip up the side. Very acceptable, I would think. Then the LIVE TILES would actually serve a PURPOSE. When the excuse "you don't really see Metro/start screen much anyway" is said - then WHY Fracking bother having it? Why have live tiles YOU cannot use. The Gadgets on Win7 were useful - but killed recently by MS. A Metro Strip on the desktop would be cool and handy.*HAD* Microsoft done these simple things, I doubt many people would be bitching about how stupid and ugly Windows 8 is for the desktop.*I* could simply buy 3 Win8Pro upgrades for $40 a pop with my WinXP licences/discs alone. I'm about to replace my (win7) computer soon... its 5 years old. What am I doing? I'm going to spend $140 for a Win7Pro 64bit OEM without blinking. Windows 8 isn't worth $5 on any of my desktops. (I do have Win8 on a notebook, it runs fine - excellent actually, a lot to like about it - other than metro/charms/hidden buttons / ugly plain skin job)


    Oh Yea? Why does Valve report that their games get better FPS on Linux than on Windows?
    M$ fanboy... There's a spot over there in the sand to duck your head in!
  • 0 Hide
    Milleman , September 27, 2012 11:08 PM
    reynodIf I was paid as well as Paul was I'd bob for apples in a vat of acid and pretty much say whatever I needed to keep that paypacket.I checked ... and our wives agree too.Astounding.


    Who cares by then...
Display more comments