When It Comes To Vista, Who Do You Believe?

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.

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I have been writing for LockerGnome since relocating to Missouri seven years ago, where I continue to be a technology enthusiast who enjoys playing with the newest and latest gadgets.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/digged/ matt

    It sounds like intel went to bed with the enemy, Apple, and they aren’t coming home to Microsoft.

    I have no doubt that they will continue to not use Vista. The reason I write this on my Macbook is because of Vista. The first time I installed the OS it took me an entire Saturday, just to go back to XP on Monday.

  • bob

    Why is the text in the email so wide? I use Thunderbird. The text starting with “You gotta love it! ” up thru “comparisons are different.” is on one line forcing horizontal scrolling to read it

    Please fix this..

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hello Bob,
    Is this the only article not coming through correctly?

  • Denny

    —– It’s Workin With OE—— :-O

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/theoracle/ the oracle

    Ron, I’ve read nearly everything AKH has had to say in the past few months, and when he says ‘it’s about as good as it’s going to get’ that is precisely what he means – it’s called damning with faint praise. He is a fatalist, and believes that MS is taking the ‘ what else are you going to use?’ position. The trouble is, for most people, they are right – most are sheep and will do as they are told.

    As far as reliability goes, that is hardly a primary reason to use an OS – DOS 3.3 was VERY stable, so why did we ever move away from it?

    I’ve not seen anything by Intel concerning Vista until this, and I would say that MS must have really made the Intel people upset over something. Matt’s comment is his opinion, and that of many others, but it will take more than a few Apple fans for it to make huge changes in corporate America. Snow Leopard, with ZFS, is what is going to do it – but that’s nearly a year away.

    The thing about your article is though it’s couched as an either/or proposition, it need not be. Many will use Vista, liike the good little sheep they are, and Intel will not have to – the people at Intel can use any OS they want, to test their own processors.

    In the next year what will happen is that there will be those who use Vista because they have to, and those who use Vista because they want to – Microsoft will brag about the adoption rates, but the majority will not be happy campers.

    BTW – I almost gave up on reading your article, as it took over 50 seconds to come up on my 3Mb connection.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hi Marc,
    I almost gave up trying to get it posted! I emailed Chris again this AM. I have noticed that ALL of LG is running very slowly. :-(

    Anyone else notice a slow down?

  • bob

    Slow? Definitely.

    Re the unwrapped (long) text lines – every article – this and prior Nexus emails.

  • leftystrat

    Server migration, db muckups. Wish I could help.

    Those who use Vista, deserve Vista.

  • Denny

    _____Slow —– YEP