Windows 8 is being released before it’s fully ready, says Intel CEO
Paul Otellini, the chief executive officer of Intel Corporation, told its employees in a private meeting that the upcoming operating system Windows 8 is being released by Microsoft before it is fully ready. An employee of Intel unveiled this on condition of anonymity. The meeting was held in Taipei, Taiwan.
However, during the meeting Otellini justified the move of Microsoft by saying that the software giant is making the right decision by releasing the software before it is ready, because improvements to the OS can be made after it ships. Intel and Microsoft has been working closely on the development of Windows 8, therefore Otellini can be trusted when it comes to speaking about Windows 8.
Microsoft is eager to launch Windows 8, the first version of its flagship software designed for touch tablets, into computers this month. The release of Windows 8 will help Microsoft compete with Apple’s iPad during the holiday shopping season.
Microsoft did not respond to a request to comment for this story. Intel too published an official statement that termed the above-mentioned report “unsubstantiated”. However, it’s common for companies to launch software that has technical snags that are later on dealt with release of updates.
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