Summary: Intel is unhappy with the state of Windows, so it explores alternatives with Google and Android
Microsoft went to great lengths to kill Linux development at Intel. We provided hard evidence in posts such as these. The relic known as Vista 8 was slammed by Intel in September and it is now confirmed that even the CEO disses it. As SJVN put it: “It’s been reported — and Intel isn’t denying it — that Intel CEO Paul Otellini told his Taiwanese staff that Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is being released before it’s fully ready. This is shocking only in that it suggests that there were people who thought otherwise.
“Yes, it is somewhat shocking that Intel is talking smack about its biggest partner, though Otellini softened the blow by adding that he was sure Microsoft would patch Windows 8 up to acceptable levels after its release. But then you consider how Microsoft has been treating all its hardware partners lately.”
Matt Asay speaks of more who slammed Vista 8: “Of course there are doubters. Valve CEO Gabe Newell called Windows 8 a “catastrophe” for gaming, citing the Metro interface and Microsoft’s closed app store. The former concern is overblown – you don’t have to use the Metro interface if you don’t want to – and the latter is head scratching: doesn’t Apple do pretty well with a closed app ecosystem?”
So game makers hate what’s happening with Windows and then they turn to Linux [1, 2, 3], now it is Intel doing something similar. As we’ll show later, Microsoft has some self-evident collapse at the top. The Windows monopoly is hurt by almost half a billion Android devices and this, in turn, rattles Office because of self-destructive platform discrimination. █